More than 5,600 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italy coastguard

The rescues came on the third anniversary of a migrant ship fire and sinking near the island of Lampedusa which left 366 people dead. (AFP)

More than 5,600 migrants were rescued from distress boats off Libya Monday in one of the largest tallies for a single day since the current migration crisis erupted, Italy's coast guard said.

The rescues came on the third anniversary of a migrant ship fire and sinking near the island of Lampedusa which left 366 people dead and alerted the world to the unfolding drama in the Mediterranean.

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