A seven year old boy was amongst the 85 migrants which were rescued by an AFM patrol boat today. There were also 77 men and seven women onboard. They disembarked at Xatt it-Tiben at around 9:00am.

Those rescued are believed to have been on a wooden boat and were among three or four boats which were reported to be in distress , among them being one that capsized off the coast of Tunisia.

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Although an ambulance was called on sight, no-one seemed to be have been taken to hospital.

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