[Tunisia boat capsize: 3 Bangladeshi survivors return home
12:26 PM, May 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:34 PM, May 24, 2019

Tunisia boat capsize: 3 Bangladeshi survivors return home

Three more Bangladeshis who survived a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia, returned home today.

A flight of Turkish Airlines with the survivors reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 5:38am, said Tanveer Hossain, assistant director of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training of the Expatriates’ Welfare Desk of the airport.



They are Mahfuz Ahmed, Billal Ahmed and Bahadur.

Around 60 migrants, most of whom from Bangladesh, died after a boat carrying them capsized in the Mediterranean Sea after it left Libya for Italy on May 9.

On May 21, 15 Bangladeshi migrants survived in the boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast, returned home.

Bangladesh government in association with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has repatriated the Bangladeshi migrants.

 

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