73 migrants plucked from dinghy

Two toddlers among 73 migrants plucked from drifting dinghy off Libya

Juan Medina

ONBOARD OPEN ARMS, off Libya (Reuters) – Some 73 migrants, many suffering from hypothermia and burns, were rescued by a Spanish charity ship late on Wednesday from a packed rubber dinghy that had been drifting off the Libyan coast for nearly 24 hours.

It is the latest rescue by the Open Arms vessel in the Mediterranean, where more than 1,000 migrants on their way from north Africa to Europe are believed have drowned or are missing so far in 2019, according to UN figures.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com

File image of migrants in the Mediterranean, via Wikipedia.

File image of migrants in the Mediterranean, via Wikipedia.

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