27 migrants rescued off Libyan coast return home tomorrow
Twenty-seven Bangladeshis, who survived a boating accident off the Libyan coast on August 24, will return home tomorrow morning.
The rescued migrants, all of who are men, will reach Dhaka from Libya by a Turkish Airlines aircraft, ASM Ashraful Islam, counsellor (labour) at the Bangladesh embassy in Libya, told The Daily Star yesterday over phone.
These Bangladeshis are part of some 500 migrants from Asia, Africa and Middle East who boarded two vessels that sank after leaving the Libyan port city of Zuwara for Italy, Ashraful said. A total of 24 Bangladeshis were among those who perished in the Mediterranean Sea when the rickety boats sank off the coast of Libya, said the Bangladesh embassy.