Spanish aid group rescues 277 refugees off Libyan coast

An aid group has rescued 277 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a dangerous attempt to reach Europe.
Proactiva Open Arms said on Saturday that its staff had rescued the refugees from two unseaworthy dinghies and one wooden fishing boat off the coast of Libya, 30 kilometers (18 miles) to north of the city of Sabratah.
The Spain-based non-governmental humanitarian organization said at least one body was recovered during the rescue operation.
Maoulit, 19, from Somalia had died of tuberculosis during the journey, according to the NGO, which cited his family members traveling with him.
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