Four boats carrying hundreds of migrants land in Lampedusa, Italy – report


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Italian Financial Police’s rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) patrols near the Mare Jonio run by Italian charity Mediterranea Saving Humans and German NGO Sea-Eye migrant rescue ship ‘Alan Kurdi’ (invisible) on the international Plain water


MILAN (Reuters) – Four boats carrying more than 500 migrants landed in Lampedusa after being intercepted by Italian authorities off the coast of the Mediterranean island, the ANSA news agency reported on Sunday.

ANSA said one of the 325-person boats was intercepted 8 miles from Lampedusa.

An Italian tax police patrol ship dealing with financial crime and smuggling escorted a second boat that brought around 90 people to the island, ANSA reported.

Two more boats with 98 and 16 people landed on the Mediterranean island on Sunday, the news agency added. All migrants were brought to the so-called “hot spot”, the island migrant center.

Lampedusa is one of the main landing points on the route for migrants who are mainly leaving for Europe from Tunisia and Libya.

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