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Dead migrant found on rubber boat by AFM

13 Aug 2019, 22:51 ( 3 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Migrants arrive at Haywharf in Floriana, Malta, on Aug. 12, 2019. A total of eight migrants have been evacuated on Monday afternoon by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) from Spanish-flagged migrant rescue ship Open Arms to Malta. File Photo Xinhua.

A migrant was found dead while a second one was found in critical condition aboard a blue rubber boat during a search and rescue operation by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM).

   A photo was released by the AFM on Tuesday showing the body of a man who was found dead in a rubber boat. The migrant who was found in critical condition can be seen kneeling over the dead body. There is no sign of food or water on the boat.

   AFM coordinated the search and rescue operation after they were informed early Monday evening.

   Malta's Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said that the lone survivor was found "lying over the corpse" of another migrant. This is what AFM does every day, but "We cannot do this alone", Farrugia said.

   The lone survivor was taken to hospital. It is not known at what time the man died.