Rome - A migrant boat on the sea stretch between Libya and southern Europe is in distress with 150 people on board, activists said on Monday.
Alarm Phone, an organization that takes calls from migrant boats in distress, wrote on Twitter it was contacted by a vessel that took off from Khoms, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
"They say 50-60 women & 30 children among them! There are sick & pregnant ppl. Their engine stopped working. No rescue in sight - authorities in #Italy and #Malta were informed around noon," it said.