Updated: AFM saves 100 people; 3 in hospital; 2 dead on board

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The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) saved 100 people from on board a vessel at risk of sinking 68 nautical miles south of Malta on Wednesday morning.

During the rescue operation the AFM also found two dead people on the vessel.

The 100 male migrants on board the sinking dinghy were from Bangladesh (67), Sudan (27), Eritrea (4), Somalia (1), and Syria (1). In total four hospitalized but one was released soon after.