Mass Migrant Rescue Under Way Off Libyan Coast: Seven Dead

A mass migrant rescue is under way off the Libyan coast, with at least seven people reported dead so far.

Sky News witnessed first hand the intensity of the rescue as it happened in the Mediterranean Sea, 12 miles off Libya. This morning, a rescue vessel operated by MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) was radioed by the Italian Coast Guard just after 5am.

Over the following three hours, more than 1,000 people were rescued in an operation that involved numerous charities and the Italian Coast Guard.
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