Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018
SIRACUSA

Police tow boat with 100 Syrian migrants to Siracusa port

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Siracusa, July 4 - A boat carrying 100 migrants
spotted 60 miles off the Sicilian coast near the city of
Siracusa was towed by an Italian Finance Police ship early
Thursday to shore.
Among the passengers originating from war-torn Syria were
children and 10 women, one in an advanced stage of pregnancy,
authorities said.
All of the migrants are in good health, police said.
Also on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, a boat
carrying some 300 migrants was spotted in the sea between Malta
and Sicily after an Eritrean priest living in Rome received a
telephone call that there was a boat in danger and alerted
authorities.
Italian Coast Guard surveillance located the boat 38 miles
off the Malta coast.
Several injured passengers were airlifted to a Malta
hospital for emergency treatment.
Malta and Italian Coast Guard rescue teams transferred the
remaining 265 passengers to the Malta port of La Valetta,
authorities said.

(photo: archive picture of immigrant boat in Lampedusa)

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