At least two people are in a critical condition after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya.
The UN refugee agency took to Twitter to confirm that the Libyan coast guards had successfully rescued 70 people "after days in distress at sea".
Update on boat in distress: Some 70 persons have disembarked back in Libya by the coast guards, after days in distress at sea. UNHCR partner @IMC_Worldwide at the port to provide support. 2 persons in critical condition - We stress Libya not safe port of@disembarkation. https://t.co/YdbnxSRmWi— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) September 29, 2019
The incident took place off the western city of Misrata as the Libyan migrants were making their way to Europe.
An independent support group for people crossing the Mediterranean Sea said they had received calls from the migrants on board, with many "desperately calling for help and are afraid to die".