5,800 migrants invaders rescued in Mediterranean

Rome (AFP) – Another 5,800 migrants invaders desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

The number rescued this weekend was one of the highest recorded in recent years, raising fears that the tide of people invaders risking their lives to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East has not been slowed by recent disasters.

On April 12 and 13 alone, more than 6,000 people invaders were rescued.

Not all those trying to reach Europe made it, as the bodies of eight migrants invaders were found on board two of the vessels on Sunday, the coastguard said.

It was unclear how they died, but migrants invaders face many dangers and extreme conditions on board overcrowded, flimsy vessels that set sail from Libya to Italy…