97 asylum seekers rescued by AFM

REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

97 asylum seekers were rescued on Monday night by the Armed Forces of Malta and brought in to Haywharf on Tuesday morning.

The rescue took place in the Maltese search and rescue zone.

The rescuees were disembarked at around 6.40am and were immediately taken to Marsa Open Center.

Last week an Italian commercial vessel rescued some 50 asylum seekers in Maltese search and rescue which were brought to Italy.

370 asylum seekers were rescued on 5 May by the Armed Forces of Malta.