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clandestineLAMPEDUSA (AG) - Continues the wave of landings from Tunisia to the coast of Sicily. Another boat with 181 clandestine was rescued at dawn today, about 6 miles off the coast of Lampedusa, from the Coast Guard patrol boats.

There are 16 children among the migrants arrived at Lampedusa this morning. Meanwhile, another boat with about seventy clandestine was intercepted just a few miles from the shore by a Coast Guard patrol boat and has just arrived in the harbor. In the last 24 hours are over a thousand the immigrants arrived on Lampedusa. Some of them have already been loaded onto the ship yesterday for Porto Empedocles (AG), the others will be transferred the same day.

In the evening the 137 clandestine which had arrived in the last hours were accommodated in a hotel, after that the local priest, don Stefano Nastasi, had made available the local parish altough to avoid the cold of the night.

Another nine clandestine were rescued, and these were on a little boat in fiberglass. The small boat was sighted by a fishing boat just before noon, 7 miles south of the island of Favignana. Immediately the Coast Guard was alerted: by Trapani was sent a patrol boat that rescued and taken aboard the nine illeclandestine, all Tunisians. The patrol boat is returning to the port of Trapani.



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