Libyan Coast Guard rescues 305 migrants after distress calls

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 12 Oct 2021, 03:25 PM
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The Libyan Coast Guard rescued 305 migrants of different African nationalities on board three boats in the Mediterranean.

The Guard received distress calls from the boats as they were sailing to Europe on Monday. Patrols were dispatched after being equipped with the necessary capabilities for the rescue and recovery operation, according to the Protocol and Information Office, headed by the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Naval Forces on Tuesday.

The office indicated that the bodies of 15 migrants were found on one of the boats, adding that the Anti-Illegal Migration Agency will follow up, within the framework of its humanitarian role, in the process of caring for these migrants, and completing the procedures for their deportation to their countries.

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