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Italy leads mass migrant rescue on disaster anniversary

Italy coordinated the rescue of 2,600 migrants off Libya, three years to the day after 366 people died in a sinking that first alerted the world to the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Numerous children were among those saved from distressed vessels on Monday, including 700 who had been crammed onto a fishing boat, the coastguard said. Two women and a child had to be evacuated for medical treatment after suffering severe burns caused by spilled fuel during a rescue from a rubber dinghy by a boat operated by the Doctors without Borders (MSF) charity.
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