Migrants: two landings in Lampedusa, transfers continue

44 migrants landed with two arrivals during the night in Lampedusa. Transfers continue from the island to lighten the hotspot.

Before midnight, the V802 patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza, one mile from the coast, intercepted and blocked an 8-meter boat, which left Sfax, with 34 self-styled people originating from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Nigeria. In the group also 10 women and 3 minors. A few minutes before 2, the carabinieri surprised, after an autonomous landing, 10 Tunisians in Cala Pisana. Together with them there were also two minors and a pregnant woman who was taken to the outpatient clinic. Two other pregnant women, evacuated yesterday by the Ocean Viking, have meanwhile been transferred, by helicopter rescue, to the hospital in Agrigento.

Last night, 81 migrants were transferred with the Cossydra ferry to Porto Empedocle. During the night, 50 left Lampedusa for Porto Empedocle aboard the Coast Guard patrol boat Cp273.

1,264 guests remain at the hotspot in the Imbriacola district, compared to 350 seats. .

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