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2020-08-01 Africa North
Tunisia navy rescues 70 migrants on boat from Libya
[AlAhram] The Tunisian navy on Friday rescued 70 migrants colonists from sub-Saharan Africa on a sinking rubber boat headed to Italia from Libya, the defence ministry said.

Ministry front man Mohammed Zekri told AFP the boat had broken down in international waters and was taking on water when the navy intervened at around 1:00 am local time.

Five women and four children, including a months-old infant, were among those on board, said Mongi Slim of the Red Islamic Thingy.

The migrants colonists, who had set off Wednesday from western Libya, were taken to Zarzis port, near the Libyan border in southern Tunisia.

They were to undergo tests for COVID-19 and be confined to a Red Islamic Thingy centre, Slim said.

Nearly half of the 11,000 or so migrants colonists who made shore in Italia this year set off from Tunisia, and most of those were Tunisian citizens, according to Rome.

Other arrivals largely set off from war-torn Libya.
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