- Title: Rescued migrants arrive in Itay's Messina port
- Date: 5th October 2016
- Summary: MESSINA, ITALY (OCTOBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) SHIP CARRYING MIGRANTS SAILING IN TOWARDS DOCK MIGRANTS ON SHIP VARIOUS OF SHIP CARRYING MIGRANTS COMING INTO DOCK VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS ON SHIP SHIP CARRYING MIGRANTS DOCKING VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS ON SHIP WAITING TO DISEMBARK AMBULANCE PARKED
- Embargoed: 20th October 2016 08:14
- Keywords: Italy migrants Europe ship Sicily Messina
- Location: MESSINA, ITALY
- City: MESSINA, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00152QABT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Migrants arrived at Italy's Messina port on Wednesday (October 5) having been rescued at sea earlier in the week.
Those on board the ship were among the 6,055 migrants rescued on Monday (October 3), one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italian and Libyan officials said.
Twenty-two were also found dead on Monday on the perilous sea route to Europe.
Italy's coastguard said that during Monday's rescue, at least nine migrants had died and a pregnant woman and a child had been taken by helicopter to a hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa, halfway between Sicily and the Libyan coast.
Libyan officials said 11 migrant bodies had washed up on a beach east of the capital, Tripoli, and another two migrants had died when a boat sank off the western city of Sabratha.
About 10 ships from the coast guard, the navy and humanitarian organisations were involved in the rescues, most of which took place some 30 miles off the coast of Libya.
About 4,655 migrants were saved on Tuesday (October 4) and 28 bodies recovered in more than 30 rescue missions off the Libyan coast, Italy's coast guard said on Wednesday.
According to the International Organization for Migration, around 132,000 migrants have arrived in Italy since the start of the year and 3,054 have died.
Most depart from Libya, where political chaos and a security vacuum have allowed people smugglers to act with impunity.
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