Migrants wait to disembark from military ship "Bettica" after a rescue operation at sea on May 5, 2015 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy. AFP PHOTO / MARIO LAPORTA
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The Save the Children aid group reported another Mediterranean migrant tragedy Tuesday, with survivors saying "dozens" of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared.The incident is believed to have occurred on Sunday in the sea between Libya and Sicily when a commercial vessel, the Zeran, approached the rubber boat to rescue the migrants.The coast guard reported that nearly 7,000 people were rescued in the three days ending Sunday.The deaths come on top of the estimated 800 migrants who are believed to have drowned last month when their boat capsized off Libya with hundreds of passengers locked in the hold by smugglers.
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