62 Somali Migrants Rescued near Malta


Asylum seekers rescued

Somalilandsun – Migrants believed to be of Somali nationality were brought in to Malta at 5am on Wednesday after rescue at sea by the Armed forces of Malta.

They comprise 13 women, two of them minors, and 49 men among them 24 minors.

The boat was intercepted at 8:15 at 75 nautical miles to the south of Malta by the armed forces.

One of the women gave birth on board, and another woman was said to be heavily pregnant.

Another boat carrying an unspecified number of migrants was being monitored by the AFM, although it is unclear whether the boat will be brought in to Malta.

A pregnant woman who gave birth aboard boat was airlifted to Malta by the AFM which is monitoring another boat crossing Mediterranean

Source : Malta Today