December 23, 2016 / 12:04 PM / 8 months ago

Malta PM says 111 passengers on board Libyan plane, including infant

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses a news conference outside his office at Auberge de Castille after the presentation of the 2017 Budget speech in Valletta, Malta, October 17, 2016.Darrin Zammit Lupi/Files

VALLETTA (Reuters) - The hijacked Libyan airliner that has landed in Malta has 111 passengers on board, including an infant, Malta's prime minister said on Twitter.

"It has been established that Afriqiyah flight has 111 passengers on board. 82 males, 28 females, 1 infant," Joseph Muscat said.

Editing by Alison Williams

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