Lampedusa, 148 migrants transferred to Porto Empedocle

After thewave of landings in recent days which caused a new overcrowding of the hot spot in the Imbriacola district with over 700 migrants inside, since yesterday a part of the immigrants have been transferred to Porto Empedocle and board the quarantine ships.

There Rhapsody quarantine ship, in Porto Empedocle, will host 148. In the hot spot, 241 migrants remained, of which 93 accompanied minors. Another 187 guests from the shelter are expected to be transferred this morning. For minors, the transfer to the reception centers in the province of Agrigento and Ragusa is foreseen.

The Prefecture of Agrigento coordinates all transfer operations.