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Number of Migrants Rescued Off Malta in July Reaches Record 1,500

  • Aired: 1/28/2013
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Maltese patrol vessels rescued 112 migrants of African origin late on Saturday, bringing the total number of recorded migrants for July to a record 1,500. The migrants were rescued from a boat that was drifting at sea. They were brought into Valletta harbor on coastguard vessels. Saturday's boatload consisted of 88 men, 20 women, one of whom was heavily pregnant, and four infants.

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