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Malta rescues 95 migrants from sinking dinghy – Metro US

Malta rescues 95 migrants from sinking dinghy

Migrants rescued by Maltese Armed Forces are brought to Malta
Migrants rescued by Maltese Armed Forces are brought to Malta in Senglea

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s armed forces have rescued a group of 95 migrants found in distress on a dinghy north of Libya and brought them ashore at a military base near the capital Valletta, authorities said on Monday.

A volunteer organization, Alarm Phone, on Sunday morning said the dinghy was overcrowded and taking in water. It said the boat was located within Malta’s search-and-rescue region.

A Maltese patrol boat rescued another group of 63 migrants and brought them to Malta on July 17. One of those migrants later tested positive to COVID-19 and the medical authorities put the whole group in quarantine.

(Reporting by Christopher Scicluna; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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