Rescuers Taxi 1,400 Migrants From Libyan Coast to Italy

Rescuers Taxi 1,400 Migrants From Libyan Coast to Italy:

ROME (AFP) – Rescuers saved some 1,400 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday as Italy announced a record number of people arriving this year after crossing the Mediterranean, authorities said.

“It was a very difficult day but thanks to the work of the units that helped out, all of the migrants were rescued,” a spokesman for the Italian coast guard, which coordinates the operations, told AFP.

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