The Malta Independent 3 March 2024, Sunday
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AFM rescues 102 migrants from sinking boat south of Malta; two found dead

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 10:15 Last update: about 7 years ago

The AFM has rescued 102 migrants 68 nautical miles south of Malta, as their dinghy was taking on water and the people on board were in distress.

Two of the migrants were found dead.

The patrol boat with the migrants onboard arrived at Haywharf AFM base at around 1.15pm. 

The migrants were taken for processing while the dead bodies were offloaded from the vessel.


Photos: Domenic Aquilina

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