Immigration: 104 people rescued at sea, dead woman on board

Egyptians and Syrians rescued 35 miles off Sicilian port city

02 September, 19:24

    (ANSAmed) - SIRACUSA, SEPTEMBER 2 - The Italian Coast Guard on Monday rescued 104 migrants 35 miles south east of the Sicilian port city of Siracusa, but arrived too late for a 52-year-old Palestinian woman, who had died on board.

    The woman, a resident of Syria, had attempted the crossing in a boatload of Syrians and Egyptians along with her husband and their two children, aged 23 and 29. The woman's family said she died two days ago, while other witnesses said she died last night, sources said.

    The Coast Guard rescued the boat after one of the migrants sent an SOS call with a satellite phone.(ANSAmed).

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