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From Reuters: Ships from humanitarian organisations and the Italian Coast Guard rescued 1,350 migrants in 12 separate operations in the Mediterranean Sea on April 6th.
The rescue operations were coordinated by Italian coast guard vessels and included ships from NGOs Proactiva Open Arms and Sea Watch.
The 12 migrants vessels included one larger boat, five rubber dinghies and six smaller boats. All were found in an area about 25 kilometers north of the Libyan coast. One dead body was recovered from one of the dinghies.
A coast guard official said operations are continuing and no details were yet available about where the rescued migrants would be sent.