Italy rescues 600 migrants off Libyan coasts

  • Italian navy and coast guard vessels carried out at least four rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, saving 600 migrants off the Libyan coasts.

    Four women were found dead aboard an overcrowded inflatable boat during the first of such operations on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted the navy as saying.

    The craft was about 50 km north of Libya and was carrying another 112 people on board. The nationality of the victims was not immediately clear. Source: IANS