349 migrants reach Lampedusa in six landings

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A reported 349 migrants reached Lampedusa in the night between Sunday and Monday in six separate landings.


Finance police and port authorities rescued the six boats – carrying a minimum of 25 people and a maximum of 98 each – off the Sicilian island.


All the migrants were taken to the local hotspot in the Imbriacola district, which now hosts 700 people although it was designed for 250.

File photo – EPA-EFE/ELIO DESIDERIO

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