Italian Navy Rescues 5,000 Migrants

“Italian navy picks up thousands of migrants,” from Al Jazeera:

More than 5,000 migrants have been picked up by the Italian navy in the past 48 hours in several rescue operations between Sicily and North Africa.

On Monday, about 30 bodies were found in one of the migrant boats, Italian news agencies reported, citing the navy and coastguard.

The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants.

The immigrants apparently died of asphyxiation, the news agencies said. It is not the first time Italian rescuers have found migrants dead on the overcrowded boats, but never before had they found so many bodies in one boat…

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