Italy coastguards rescue 484 migrants, 7 dead

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 14 May 2017, 23:13:51

Italy coastguards rescue 484 migrants, 7 dead

Italy’s coastguards have rescued a total of 484 asylum seekers and refugees in Mediterranean Sea.

The coastguards rescued the migrants from dinghies during their attempts to pass perilous crossing from north Africa, a global media reported on Sunday. It said the Italian coastguards also recovered 7 bodies.

The 484 migrants were rescued in four operations involving coastguard boats, an Italian navy ship, German NGO Sea Eye and an OHIO mercantile ship.

(compiled by Nasir Uddin)

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