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Libyan coast guards rescue 164 Bangladeshis from Mediterranean Sea

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:48 PM, 13 June 2021   Updated: 04:48 PM, 13 June 2021

Libyan coast guards rescue 164 Bangladeshis from Mediterranean Sea

Libyan coast guards rescue 164 Bangladeshis from Mediterranean Sea

Libyan coast guards have rescued and detained at least 439 migrants, including 164 Bangladeshis, from the Mediterranean Sea as they were trying to go to Europe.

The Bangladesh embassy in Libya confirmed the information on Sunday.

A spokesman for the Libyan navy's chief of staff told media that two of their rescue ships had taken part in the operation. The migrants were trying to reach the coast of Europe in a rubber dinghy. After being rescued from the Mediterranean Sea, the migrants were brought to a naval base in Tripoli, Libya. They were later handed over to Libya's illegal immigration authorities.

Till May this year, the coast guards rescued 9,216 migrants who were trying to go to Europe through the sea. At the same time last year, 7,100 people were rescued by the coast guards.

Libyan Interior Minister Khaled Tijani Mazen shared this at a meeting with European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.

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