Italy’s coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of about 1,400 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean.
The coast guard said it had coordinated rescue operations off the Libyan coast earlier on Tuesday as hundreds were in desperate need of help on 11 overcrowded boats. It also said seven bodies were recovered from a rubber boat. Humanitarian group Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) also recovered a body from another rubber boat.
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