Nearly 200 migrants escape from disembarking point in Libya

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By CGTN Africa

Nearly 200 migrants have run away from a disembarking point in Libya, local publication The Libya Observer reported.

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According to the report, the navy vessel Fezzan, of the Libyan Coast Guard, intercepted the 250 migrants while trying to head to Europe on their rubber boats.

The escapees managed to break out after a riot against the rescue teams, the Naval Forces spokesman said.

58 other migrants of African nationalities were also picked up by a different vessel, known as vessel Ubari, after which they were brought to a landing point at Tripoli Naval Base.

Phoenix lll has also managed to rescue 119 migrants of different nationalities while trying to cross the sea to Europe, according to the same source.

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