Over 1,700 migrants land in different parts of Italy

Arrivals in Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, Reggio Calabri

14 April, 12:32

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 14 - Over 1,700 asylum seekers arrived in different parts of Italy late on Wednesday and early on Thursday. Operations in Palermo to offload, run medical checks and identify almost 900 migrants who were saved by the Norwegian Navy ship Siem Pilot went on through the night. Among the arrivals were 138 unaccompanied minors. A Greek merchant ship with 235 migrants aboard, including 111 women and six children, docked at the Sardinian capital Cagliari.

    An Italian coast guard ship, the Dattilo, arrived in Catania carrying 121 migrants who had been rescued in the Channel of Sicily. In addition to assisting the migrants, the authorities in Sicily have also started investigations to identify human traffickers. The Italian Navy ship Cicala Fulgosi P490 landed in the port of Reggio Calabria with 558 people of various nationalities on board.

    They include 155 women, 10 of whom are pregnant, and 21 children. (ANSAmed).

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