6 month-old baby dies in aboard Spanish migrant rescue ship

Spanish migrant rescue charity, `Open Arms’ on Thursday reported that a six-month-old baby had died hours after he was taken from the Mediterranean.

The boy was among 111 survivors taken in by Open Arms on Wednesday after it sent rescue units to a rubber dinghy whose hull had exploded off the Libyan coast.

In the operation, five bodies were also recovered and the death of the 6-month-old boy, who hailed from Guinea, brought the death toll from the shipwreck to six.

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Open Arms spokeswoman said the dead baby, his mother; a 25-year-old man with serious heart trouble and a pregnant woman were transferred overnight to an Italian coastguard vessel and taken ashore.

The Open Arms, currently the only active rescue charity vessel in the central Mediterranean, has around 260 migrants on board, after three separate operations between Tuesday and Wednesday.

For months, small boats carrying migrants have been departing from Libya and Tunisia, usually trying to reach Italy.

According to Italian Interior Ministry data, the country has registered almost 31,000 migrant arrivals in 2020 so far, compared to almost 10,000 over the same period in 2019.



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja, that the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) was sacked to solve the internal leadership crises rocking the party.

The party also said that immediately the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee was put in place after the NWC’s dissolution, the crises that had characterised its affairs were laid to rest.

Post COVID-19: Kano based industrialist tasks FG on economy 

A Kano based industrialist, Chief Kalu Ogbonnaya, has advised the Federal Government to take necessary steps to stimulate the nation’s economy to prevent a recession post COVID-19.

Ogbonnaya who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano, said as a result of the coronavirus raving the world, no business has been moving.

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