158 migrants rescued off Libyan coast
Migrants from West Africa, Bangladesh, Sudan and Morocco include 26 women and 5 children
By Ecenur Colak
At least 158 migrants aboard an overcrowded dinghy off the Libyan coast were rescued, the Italian news agency ANSA said on Friday.
The Aquarius ship of the NGO SOS Mediterranee rescued the migrants from West Africa, Bangladesh, Sudan and Morocco 254 kilometers (158 miles) north of the Libyan town of al-Khoms, the agency said.
The Aquarius ship will land in Pozzallo south of Sicily on Saturday with 158 migrants including 26 women and five minors aboard after authorization from the Italian authorities.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.