Libya rescues 84 emigrants off Tripoli coast




 
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Libya rescues 84 emigrants off Tripoli coast
 
October 31st, 2013  
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Libya rescues 84 emigrants off Tripoli coast
Libya's navy has rescued 84 African emigrants from a boat that was foundering off its coast, state news agency Lana said, after hundreds drowned this month trying to reach Europe. They were brought to the port of Zawiya for processing by the country's department for illegal emigrants. Hundreds of people have died this month trying to reach Lampedusa, an island south of Sicily, by boat from North Africa. Many have come via Libya, which is facing a breakdown of civilian rule two years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

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