56 asylum seekers adrift Maltese search and rescue region – NGO

Credit: Alarm Phone

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

56 people are still in distress at sea, migrant hotline Alarm Phone said on Twitter on Saturday morning.

Sharing an update on Twitter, Alarm Phone said it was contacted by three boats in distress which were adrift in the Maltese search and rescue region.

Some 70 people were illegally pushed back to Libya, Alarm Phone said while a group of 110 people were rescued by an Italian merchant vessel.