The Malta Independent 25 April 2019, Thursday

Watch: Pregnant woman evacuated from Alan Kurdi after epileptic fit

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 07:54 Last update: about 13 days ago

A second woman was on Wednesday night evacuated from the NGO vessel Alan Kurdi, after requiring medical attention, the Armed Forces of Malta said in a statement.

Sea-Eye, for its part, said the woman, a 23-year-old, one of the two pregnant women on board, had suffered an epileptic seizure. Her husband remains on board.

The 'Alan Kurdi' has been stuck at sea for nine days with 64 migrants on board.

50-year-old man evacuated from another vessel

The army also evacuated a 50-year-old man from the vessel Fedora, also for urgent medical attention.

The evacuations were conducted by the AFM’s Melita 1 search and rescue vessel.



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