Italy rescues more than 400 migrants in 24 hours

By Reuters | Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:36 PM

ROME, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Italian navy rescued more than 400 migrants from two boats south of Sicily on Saturday and Sunday as the immigration crisis that killed hundreds in shipwrecks last year continued.

On Saturday afternoon, 236 men, women and children, mostly from Africa, were rescued and were being taken to a port near Syracuse in Sicily, the navy said in a statement.

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