June 10, 2015 10:07 IST

Italian coast guard rescues 300 sub-Saharan Africans off Sicily coast

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A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans, sit aboard the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily Credit: Reuters
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Migrants wait to disembark in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy Credit: Reuters
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Rescued migrants wait to disembark as they arrive at Pozzallo harbour, Italy Credit: Reuters
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Migrants are helped after they disembarked from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix in the Sicilian harbour of Messina, Italy Credit: Reuters
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A group of 300 sub-Saharan Africans sit in board a boat during a rescue operation by the Italian Finance Police vessel Di Bartolo (not pictured) off the coast of Sicily Credit: Reuters
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A group of migrants walk after arriving in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy Credit: Reuters