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Migrants: record landings on Lampedusa, 2 thousand in 24 hours


Sequence of arrivals, some people intercepted on the beach after disembarking. In the hotspot there are 1,831 guests compared to 400 places (ANSA)

New record of landings in Lampedusa

, with over two thousand migrants in 24 hours.

267 were the last to land on the island, between night and dawn today, after 6 of the 7 small boats on which they were traveling were rescued by the NGO Louise Michel and by the patrol boats of the Captaincy and Finance Police.

Yesterday, 43 landings were recorded on the island of Lampedusa with a total of 1,778 people.

At the contrada Imbriacola hotspot, from where a total of 525 people were transferred yesterday, there are currently 1,831 guests compared to just under 400 places.

During the night, the NGO Louise Michel hooked, off the coast of the Pelagie Islands, and there were Sar events, two adrift boats carrying a total of 78 migrants originating from Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Mali.

The V1102 patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza instead rescued 40 people (including 8 women and 3 minors) who were on a 7-metre iron vessel that set sail from Sfax in Tunisia.

In the meantime, the carabinieri have traced 43 migrants (with 14 women and 5 minors) from Cameroon, Mali and the Ivory Coast to the Isola dei Conigli.

The vessel used for the crossing has not been found.

A patrol of the Guardia di Finanza instead blocked 42 people (including 12 women and 1 minor) on the beach of Cala Croce, in this case the 7-metre boat was found.

Also the yellow flames rescued a drifting boat with 25 people on board (4 women and 1 minor present) and blocked a boat with 41 migrants (with 13 women and 4 minors) originating from the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gambia, Guinea and Niger. 

ANSA Agency

Migrants, boom in arrivals from Tunisia, a thousand in a few hours.

Boat sinks, 34 missing - Chronicle

Off the Tunisian coast, 38 on board, only 4 sections safe.

In Lampedusa 20 landings.

Another 190 rescued by MSF to Bari. Italy has also asked to review the relocation mechanisms in other European countries (ANSA)

Source: ansa

All life articles on 2023-03-25

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