Shipwreck off the coast of Libya: “50 dead”. Saturday 723 migrants present in Lampedusa: the center already emptied in less than two days

Shipwreck off the coast of Libya: “50 dead”. Saturday 723 migrants present in Lampedusa: the center already emptied in less than two days
Shipwreck off the coast of Libya: “50 dead”. Saturday 723 migrants present in Lampedusa: the center already emptied in less than two days

A new shipwreck in the night off Libya’s a boat with on board at least 50 people. The Libyan Red Crescent, quote yes Al Arabya in a Tweet, he reports that all migrants on board, including some Egyptians, are dead. A few days after the shipwreck it caused over 100 dead, in the same waters the new tragedy took place in the night. “The feeling,” says the mayor of Lampedusa, Salvatore Martello, is that “with the arrival of summer there will be mass landings”, because “for a few weeks it has resumed impulse the Libyan route with boats loaded with migrants ”while“ there are fewer boats with Tunisians on board ”.

In a few hours Saturday in the hotspot it reached the peak of 723 people, but in less than two days the center of the Imbriacolo district is back emptied. The first 274 migrants were transferred to the Allegra quarantine ship, found in the harbor, and others 190 they were brought by ferry this morning to Porto Empedocle and then in the center of Caltanissetta. During the day, if sea conditions permit, an attempt will also be made to dock the Allegra ship to allow the quarantine to be carried out by about others. 140 migrants. Finally, a group of 96 unaccompanied minors he is leaving to be transferred to the reception center Villa Sikania, in Siculiana. At that point, in the hotspot of the island they will remain, if there are no new landings, in 37. On Sunday the rough sea and the strong wind prevented other arrivals, without forgetting, however, that the ship of the NGO Sea Watch is still at sea and has 400 castaways on board.

On Sunday a motor sailer with one on board sixty migrants it was intercepted by naval vessels of the Guardia di Finanza off the coast of Cape of Leuca. Also on board 7 women e 13 minors, some of them very small. The boat was taken to the port of Santa Maria Leuca where the migrants were rescued by Red Cross volunteers and doctors. And yesterday the Coast Guard Tunisian managed to save 172 migrants of African nationality, who were en route to the European coasts aboard a rubber dinghy, north of Zaouia. The episode also reportsOim in Libya on Twitter, writing that yesterday “172 migrants, including women and children, were returnees in Libya by the coast guard. Our teams have provided emergency assistance to over 600 migrants intercepted in the last 48 hours. We reiterate that Libya it is not a safe haven“.

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