5,800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean


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5,800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean


The number rescued this weekend – 5,800 – was one of the highest recorded in recent years, raising fears that the tide of people risking their lives to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East has not been slowed by recent disasters. They tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on May 3, the Italian coastguard said. Not all those trying to reach Europe made it, as the bodies of 8 migrants were found on board two of the vessels May 3. Two other people drowned after they jumped into the sea to rush towards the rescue teams.

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