Immigration: over 1,000 migrants rescued, taken to Sicily

A dead Eritrean found among those rescued in Mare Nostrum ops

07 May, 18:01

    (ANSAmed) - CATANIA, MAY 7 - Some 1,000 migrants from North Africa have arrived in Sicily, authorities said Wednesday, A Navy ship rescued 300 people in the Mediterranean in two separate interventions as part of Italy's Mare Nostrum migrant surveillance and rescue operation, and took them to the city of Catania.

    Another 300 migrants and the body of a young Eritrean man were taken to Pozzallo aboard the Scirocco ship. Authorities are investigating the circumstances of the young man's death.

    Another 468 migrants, including 104 women and 25 minors, were taken to Porto Empedocle near the city of Agrigento on board a ship called Libra. (ANSAmed).

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