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Hundreds of migrants rescued, 10 bodies found
ROME — Italy’s Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya’s coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the Mediterranean.
The Italian Coast Guard said the bodies were found in separate rescue operations off Libya’s coast. The Coast Guard was being aided by a tug and a merchant ship in some of the efforts.