Video – Italy rescues 4,500 migrants and refugees off the coast of Libya


 

Video: Italy rescues 4,500 migrants and refugees off the coast of Libya

Over the past 24-hours Italy has rescued some 4,500 migrants and refugees off the coast of Libya.

Italy’s coastguard says it’s coordinated 20 rescue operations involving numerous vessels which picked thousands from rubber boats and barges.

In one vessel, a woman’s body was found but the cause of her death remains unknown.

Another 335 people were picked up as part of a rescue mission coordinated by Greece and were being directed to a port in Italy to disembark.

Video - Italy rescues 4,500 migrants and refugees off the coast of Libya

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