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3 survivors of Tunisia capsize return home

  • Published at 02:30 pm May 24th, 2019
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File photo: Migrants, who were rescued after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian Coast after they had left Libya, are seen inside a local Red Cross chapter in Zarzis, Tunisia May 11, 2019 Reuters

A Turkish Airlines flight transported the survivors home

Three survivors of a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia have returned home to Bangladesh.

Mahfuz Ahmed, Billal Ahmed, and Bahadur reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 5:38am on Friday.

Tanveer Hossain, assistant director of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training—of the Expatriates’ Welfare Desk of the airport—confirmed the matter.

A Turkish Airlines flight transported the survivors home.

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More than 60 migrants, most of whom are Bangladeshi, died after two boats—carrying over a hundred migrants—capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Tunisian coast, on May 9 and 10.

Bangladesh's government, in association with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is working to repatriate the Bangladeshi migrants.