Italian sailors rescue clandestine migrants south-east of Lampedusa, 5 February. Photo: Marina Militare (Italian navy)
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Italy migrants rescued from inflatable boats by navy

Italy's navy has rescued 1,123 people from inflatable boats in the space of 24 hours, as clandestine migration from North Africa reaches record levels.

The latest migrants were found in eight boats and a barge about 120 miles (222km) south-east of Lampedusa.

Footage from the navy shows some of the rescues taking place.

Courtesy Marina Militare

  • 06 Feb 2014
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