Italy rescues nearly 250 migrants off Libya: coastguard

16 January 2016 - 16:43 By AFP

An Italian ship on Saturday morning reached the Sicilian port of Catania bringing 246 migrants to safety as well as the body of another after two rescue operations off the coast of chaos-wracked Libya, the coastguard said. The Dattilo ship had on Thursday and Friday rescued 131 and 115 migrants trying to reach Europe on two inflatable boats.

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