January 6, 2018 / 4:22 PM / 2 years ago

Italy's coast guard says eight migrants died at sea

Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by Italian coast guard off Libya's coast, in this still image taken from a January 6, 2018 video. Guardia Costiera/Handout via Reuters TV

MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of eight people as it rescued a further 84 from dinghy that ran into trouble off Libya’s coast, it said on Saturday.

The coast guard said the migrants had been spotted by a plane patrolling the sea.

Reporting by Valentina Za; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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