97 asylum seekers rescued by AFM

Monique Agius

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total of 97 people were rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta, after they found themselves in difficulty.

The boat carrying the asylum seekers left Libya and was intercepted in Maltese search and rescue region.

They were brought in on board patrol boat P51 and disembarked in Haywharf at around 8.45pm on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the AFM confirmed.