The Malta Independent 5 December 2021, Sunday

43 migrants in distress rescued by AFM, one dies on arrival

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:04 Last update: about 10 days ago

One of 43 migrants rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta died on arrival in Malta, the government said in a statement.

This morning, the Armed Forces of Malta rescued a group of 43 migrants who were in distress at sea, including twelve females and two minors. They were brought to shore immediately.

Upon rescue, the migrants were provided with first assistance according to their needs. Regretfully, the condition of one of the (female) migrants deteriorated upon arrival and they passed away”, the statement said.

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The rest of the migrants are being provided the necessary medical attention.

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