Libya has for years been a hub for African and Middle Eastern migrants fleeing war and poverty in their countries and hoping for a better life in Europe.
The migrants were rescued in international waters on Monday by the “Vos Triton," sailing under the flag of Gibraltar.
More than 8,000 people crossed into Spanish territory during the previous two days, with many risking their lives by swimming around a breakwater to reach a beach on the European side.
About 8,000, including 2,000 believed to be minors, reached Ceuta in the past two days by swimming or paddling in small boats around breakwaters separating the two countries.
After its first stint, Covid has now returned stronger than ever. Express holds a mirror to the distress the virus has caused among different sections
State government to issue valid identity cards to construction workers through Labour Department
Health experts have advised govt to accelerate the vaccination drive in the State.