75 rescued migrants allowed to dock in Tunisian port

US & World
Countdown to the Big Game on WOWK
February 07 2021 06:00 pm
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration said an Egyptian ship carrying 75 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea docked in Tunisia’s southern port of Zarziz.

The migrants on board the Maridive 601, including 64 from Bangladesh, nine Egyptians, one Moroccan and one Sudanese were allowed Wednesday to disembark by Tunisian authorities, after almost three weeks stranded off the country’s coast.

The IOM office in Tunis welcomed the Tunisian authorities’ decision and said it will take care of the migrants and, “for those who asked for it,” help them return to their country of origin.

Since the beginning of the year, at least 555 people died in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach the European continent, according to the IOM.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Download the FREE WOWK 13 News App

Don't Miss

Trending Stories