Nearly 800 migrants rescued in Med
Hundreds of migrants still heading for Italy.
Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya
By Mauro Seminara
A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy’s shores.
The Italian coastguard said it helped pluck 520 people from five boats in trouble in Libyan waters overnight Thursday to Friday after a communications centre in Rome traced distress calls sent by cellphone from the boats heading towards Sicily.
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