Dhaka, June 19 (UNB) – Tunisia has allowed the 75 migrants, including 64 from Bangladesh, to disembark after they were left stranded for three weeks in the Mediterranean.
"Our migrants have been disembarked from the ship and shifted to the IOM shelter in Tunis city. They’re waiting to be repatriated," ASM Ashraful Islam, labour counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy to Libya, told UNB on Wednesday.
A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, 64 of whom from Bangladesh, remained stuck off Tunisia coast for three weeks after authorities refused to let them disembark.
At least 65 other migrants drowned last month as their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya to reach Europe.