Migrants: 552 land on Lampedusa overnight

In 420 on fishing vessel; coast guards, finance police intervene

07 July, 09:16

    (ANSAmed) - LAMPEDUSA, JULY 7 - A reported 552 migrants reached Lampedusa during the night and at dawn on Wednesday on four different boats. One of the rescued boats, a fishing vessel, was carrying 420 men, women and children of different nationalities. The cutters of the coast guards and finance police were able to rescue two small boats with seven and 13 Tunisians respectively and another vessel carrying 71 people who were helped board two different cutters.

    All the migrants, after landing on the Favarolo pier and undergoing an initial medical checkup, were taken to the hotspot in the Imbriacola district. Over the past two days only two landings were registered, due to strong winds in the Strait of Sicily: 15 people arrived on Tuesday and 24 on Monday. (ANSAmed)
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