Tuesday, March 12, 2013

77 Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants rescued in Italy

(Mar 12, 2013,(Al Qarra English))--The Italian coastguard reported that they had rescued 77 migrants during the night in the Strait of Sicily. Rescuers said they received a distress signal when the boat was 145 miles south-east of the island of Lampedusa.

The 10-meter long boat filled with migrants from Ethiopia and Eritrea was towed to the island of Lampedusa. Italy is a country strongly affected by illegal immigration, mainly from migrants arriving by sea into southern Europe. Clandestine travel in makeshift boats has resulted in thousands of deaths. Read more from Al Qarra English »

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