Morocco rescues 368 illegal immigrants in Mediterranean

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-24 04:37:18|Editor: huaxia
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RABAT, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's navy coast guards rescued 368 illegal immigrants in the Mediterranean in past four days, the Moroccan army said on Friday in a statement.

The majority of the rescued are from Sub-Saharan African countries, including seven women and three children, it said, adding that they were traveling on 22 inflatable boats and 30 kayaks.

Those in poor health condition had received first aid from the navy units before being transferred to the nearest Moroccan ports and handed over to security authorities.

Morocco has become a transit country for African migrants seeking to reach Europe. Enditem