Ship docks in Misrata to rescue migrants-IOM

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14 Apr 2011 20:44

  • 8,300 African and Asian migrants stranded in Misrata

  • Rescue ship has arrived but can only take 800 at a time

  • Rebels say heavy shelling has forced closure of port (Updates with ship's docking, new figures)

GENEVA, April 14 (Reuters) - A ship has docked in the besieged Libyan port city of Misrata to begin evacuating nearly 8,300 stranded migrants, many in an "extremely poor state", the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday.

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