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Italy rescues 4,000 migrants

Some 3,400 travellers aboard 28 rafts and six boats were rescued in operation

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Publish Date: Jul 30 2016 2:04PM | Updated Date: Jul 30 2016 2:04PM

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants

 Italy's coast guard and navy rescued at least  4,000 migrants from Mediterranean waters.

 
Some 3,400 travellers aboard 28 rafts and six boats were rescued in operations, EFE news reported.
 
Italian coast guard was assisted by a British vessel deployed as part of the European Union's Eunavfor Med, an Irish-flagged ship and craft operated by the NGOs, SOS Mediterranee, Jugend Rettet, Sea Watch and Sea Eye.
 
More than 600 other migrants were rescued in the Sicilian Channel in an effort led by the Italian navy ships Margottini, Grecale and Bettica.