Immigration: fishing boat with 61 immigrants in Siracusa

Including 4-year-old girl, rescued by coast guards

19 April, 10:12

    (ANSAmed) - SIRACUSA, APRIL 19 - Coast Guards on Friday morning rescued 61 would-be immigrants including a 4-year-old girl some 12 miles east off Siracusa, in Sicily. The immigrants were on board an old fishing boat which had broken down. The 13-meter-long wooden boat, which was in extremely poor condition, was towed to the port of Siracusa. Once they reached the island, the immigrants had a medical checkup and were identified. According to the first reports, most were Egyptians though the little girl and her father are believed to be Syrian nationals.(ANSAmed).

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