Italy’s Coast Guard Rescues 1,800 Migrants At Sea, Where Five Are Found Dead

ROME -- Italy's coast guard said about 1,800 migrants were rescued from seven overcrowded vessels Saturday, while five corpses were found on a large rubber boat carrying 212 others. The dead bodies were found on board at the time of the rescue, a coast-guard representative said Sunday. The cause of death was not yet known, she said. The Mediterranean Sea has become the world's most deadly barrier for migrants and refugees, with 3,500 believed to have died at sea last year and almost 2,000 so...

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