Some 5,650 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean Sea: Italy Coast Guard

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ROME (Reuters) – Some 5,650 migrants on about 40 boats were rescued trying to reach Europe on Monday, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italy’s coast guard said.

A spokeswoman said one migrant had died and a pregnant woman was taken by helicopter to a hospital on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Catherine Evans)

 

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