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Overcrowded fishing boat capsizes off Italian coast, 500 migrants rescued

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Overcrowded fishing boat capsizes off Italian coast, 500 migrants rescued

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The Italian navy has released distressing images of an overcrowded fishing boat capsizing off the Libyan coast sending hundreds of migrants tumbling into the sea.

Some 500 people have been rescued and at least five bodies have been recovered.

Meanwhile the Italian coast guard’s offshore patrol vessel ‘Dattilo’ docked in the port of Palermo with more than 1,000 migrants on board.

They had been rescued during several operations in the Strait of Sicily.

And the evacuation of the Idomeni makeshift refugee camp continued for the second day on Wednesday (May 25).

Former residents were bused to government reception centres.

As the refugees and migrants left, the bulldozers moved in.

The charity Save the Children said it was seriously concerned that many of the new sites lack adequate basic services including food, water and accommodation.

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