80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast

20 women, 7 children among those rescued

80 African migrants rescued off Libyan coast

World Bulletin / News Desk

Eighty African migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, a coast guard official said Saturday.

Navy teams rescued the migrants, including 20 women and seven children from a number of countries, according to Libyan navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Qassem, who said the operation took place off the coast of Garabulli, east of Tripoli.

Approximately 1,800 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2017, according to the UN refugee agency.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2017, 01:32
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