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4,400 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in a single day, say Italian Coast Guard

A record number of migrants are expected to make the dangerous crossing this year

4,400 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in a single day, say Italian Coast Guard
Libya - 23 Aug 2015
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Italy's coast guard said it co-ordinated the rescue of some 4,400 migrants in a single day, a record-setting number, as smugglers took advantage of ideal sea conditions off Libya to launch a fleet of overcrowded, unseaworthy boats.

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