5,700 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in two days, authorities say

By Laura Smith-Spark and Chandrika Narayan, CNN
(CNN) Rescuers pulled 5,700 migrants and refugees to safety during dozens of operations Friday and Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coast guard said.
But 14 bodies were recovered in a span of two days, the coast guard said. On Saturday alone, 2,400 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean in more than 20 operations involving ships from nongovernmental organizations and the Irish Navy, according to the Italian coast guard.
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