Italian navy rescues 61 migrants; more than 20 dead in 3 days
Catholic World News - July 21, 2014
The Italian navy rescued 61 migrants from drowning as their boat sank off the coast of Sicily on July 21, Vatican Radio reports. But at 6 passengers died, and a dozen more are missing.
Just two days earlier, 19 people were found dead, apparently from inhaling exhaust fumes, in an overcrowded boat from Libya attempting to reach Italy.
Italian ships have now rescued more than 4,000 migrants in recent days. The UN estimates that 500 migrants have died in the Mediterranean already this year.
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