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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Source: za.news.yahoo.com

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