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Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya- Italian coastguard

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya- Italian coastguard

Aug 30, – Dramatic images of one operation showed about 700 migrants crammed onto a fishing boat, with some of them jumping off the vessel in life jackets and swimming towards rescuers. Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in […]

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At least 40 migrants die in Mediterranean- Italy navy

At least 40 migrants die in Mediterranean- Italy navy

Aug 15, – The victims are thought to have suffocated after inhaling fumes from fuel after the boat took on water in the hold, the captain of the navy ship leading the rescue said on Italian state television. At least 40 migrants died after apparently getting trapped and suffocating in the water-logged hold of a […]

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700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Apr 19, – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Italy’s coastguard said only 28 people had survived the wreck. Their testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat, officials said. As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what […]

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