17 Bangladeshis stranded in Med return home

Staff Correspondent

22 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Seventeen out of 64 Bangladeshi migrants, who were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea, returned home on Friday evening by a Qatar Airways flight.

Flight QR 634 carrying the migrants

landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 5:15pm.

The migrants were stranded off the Tunisian coast of Zarzis for 17 days after they had been rescued by an Egyptian boat on Tunisian waters on

May 31.  

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tunisia kept them at a shelter centre and initiated the process to send them back home.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Libya convinced the migrants to come back home as they went there illegally.