Thousands of migrants arrive in Italy on Tuesday after 8,300 rescued over Easter

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Thousands of migrants and refugees arrived in southern Italy on Tuesday, after a dramatic Easter weekend in which over 8,300 people were rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea, Italian authorities and media said.

About 1,000 people of mainly Sub-Saharan origins reached Vibo Valentia port in the Calabria region on board an Italian navy ship on Tuesday morning.

Another 477 disembarked at the port of Palermo, Sicily from a Panamanian commercial vessel helping out with recent operations.

Norwegian rescue ship Siem Pilot also brought 816 survivors to Cagliari, Sardinia.

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Thousands of migrants arrive in Italy on Tuesday after 8,300 rescued over Easter


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