Stranded Libyan migrants being rescued by Italian authorities
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Italian police release footage of stranded Libyans being rescued

Italian police have released video showing their rescue of 11 Libyan migrants who had been clinging to a rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea for two days.

They were trying to get from Libya to Sicily and were just a few hours into the trip when their boat deflated.

Alan Johnston reports.

  • 11 Sep 2012
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