Off the coast of Libya rescued more than 900 migrants

© AP Photo / Santi PalaciosМигранты leave the territory of Libya. 5 March 2017Off the coast of Libya rescued more than 900 migrants© AP Photo / Santi Palacios

The coast guard of Libya rescued more than 900 migrants from Africa and Asia in the Mediterranean sea, reports Agence France Presse with reference to the representative of naval forces of Libya.

«The coast guard city of Zawiya (West of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and wooden ship with 906 men on Board at dawn on Friday,» — said on Saturday General Ayub Kassem.

He added that among the rescued were 25 children and 98 women. According to him, one of the inflatable boats were broken and the wooden boat had no motor.

Since the beginning of this year in the Mediterranean sea in Europe was attended by more than 77 thousands of migrants and refugees according to the International organization for migration, more than 1820 people trying to cross the Mediterranean sea died.

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