Illegal immigrants rescued off Garabulli for second day running

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Illegal immigrants rescued off Garabulli for second day running

October 19, 2017 - 15:42
Written by: HousamNajjair

Photo: Coast Guard

Libyan Coast Guard rescued Wednesday 138 migrants off the coast of Garabulli town, including four women, while on board a rubber boat that crashed and nearly drowned.

The Coast Guard said that all migrants, most of whom were from the Maghreb and a few African nationalities, were rescued and transported to the Tripoli naval base.

They were provided medical and humanitarian and then sent to Tajoura shelter.

The rescue operation comes a day after Libyan Coast Guard 121 illegal immigrants off Garabulli.