Shipwreck in the waters off Lampedusa where 43 migrants were rescued, on the rocks of Capo Ponente, by the patrol boats of the Harbour Master's Office and two young people by the two Lampedusa fishermen, father and son, on the coast of Muro Vecchio.
A 2-year-old girl died on the rescue unit. The little girl died while the patrol boat was taking her, together with the other survivors, to the port.
185 migrants disembarked in Lampedusa after the CP327 rescued four small boats from Sfax. On board the boats were a minimum of 39 to a maximum of 51 self-styled people from Sudan, Yemen, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Benin and Ivory Coast. The number of landings on Lampedusa has risen to 8 with a total of 372 people, starting at midnight. The 185 new arrivals, after an initial health triage on the Favarolo pier, were taken to the Lampedusa hotspot where there are currently 192 guests. The 187 who arrived with the first four boats were embarked on the ferry that will arrive in Porto Empedocle at dawn tomorrow.
Tunisian smuggler arrested in Lampedusa
An order of pre-trial detention in prison, signed by the investigating judge of the court of Agrigento at the request of the Public Prosecutor's Office, is being executed, that the policemen of the Flying Squad and those of the SCO have arrested a 46-year-old Tunisian. The man was held responsible for aiding and abetting illegal immigration: he procured the entry into the national territory, through the border of Lampedusa, of 44 migrants of various nationalities. The disembarkation investigated by the military of the naval sector of the Guardia di Finanza and those of the Lampedusa coast guard occurred on Tuesday 14 November. The Tunisian was transferred by helicopter of the Fiamme Gialle to Agrigento where he was taken to the "Pasquale Di Lorenzo" prison.
Fishermen rescue two migrants abandoned on the rocks
Two fishermen from Lampedusa, Giuseppe and Salvatore Del Volgo, father and son, rescued two young migrants who had been abandoned on the rocks, in the locality of Muro Vecchio, on the north coast of the largest of the Pelagie islands. With the boat they loaded the two African boys and launched the SOS they accompanied them to Cala Pisana where they were disembarked and entrusted to the care of the 118 medical staff. During the short journey, the people of Lampedusa put all the blankets they had on the two boys and shared a loaf of bread with them.
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