25 children and 98 women among 900 people rescued from boats off Libya coast

The vessels set off from across the Mediterranean from western Libyan city of Sabratha, reported DW citing Libyan officials.

“A coast guard patrol from Zawiya (west of Tripoli) intercepted five inflatable boats and a wooden vessel carrying 906 migrants at dawn on Friday,” General Ayoub Qassem said.

The general said 25 children and 98 women, seven of whom were pregnant, were among those rescued.

“One of the rubber boats was holed and on the point of sinking, while the wooden one did not have a motor,” Qassem said.