Italy Rescues 4,500 Migrants

“Italy rescues 4,500 from Mediterranean in just one day,” by Ben Westcott for CNN:

About 4,500 refugees and migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean in just one day, Italian rescue workers announced, as Europe’s migrant crisis continues to grow.

On its Twitter account, the Italian coast guard described multiple operations to save migrants from wooden boats over the course of July 5, as people continued to risk their lives to reach Europe.
According to Italian wire service ANSA, the refugees were picked up in the Strait of Sicily between Italy and Libya in 35 separate operations…
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