Rescuers save 2,400 migrants in Mediterranean, recover 14 bodies

By REUTERS
October 24, 2016 14:42

 
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The Norwegian vessel Siem Pilot was among several ships that pulled 2,400 boat migrants to safety on Saturday.

Some 20 operations were carried out on Saturday alone, also involving an Irish naval ship and boats from humanitarian groups Doctors Without Borders and Sea Watch.

Siem Pilot arrived in Palermo in Italy on Monday with 1,093 migrants on board as well as 17 bodies found dead on migrant boats off the coast of Libya.

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