close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Bodies of 10 illegal immigrants recovered in Italy

 The Italian Coast Guard recovered the remains of ten illegal immigrants from the Strait of Sicily and rescued 121 people who were shipwrecked while traveling on a boat headed for the Italian coast.



Rome: The Italian Coast Guard recovered the remains of ten illegal immigrants from the Strait of Sicily and rescued 121 people who were shipwrecked while traveling on a boat headed for the Italian coast.

The rescue team announced on Wednesday in a press release that the accident took place Tuesday afternoon when the operations center received an alert from an oil rig off the coast of Libya of a nearby shipwreck.

Italian ship Dattilo arrived at the scene to help take care of the remaining survivors and to recover the bodies.

The ship remained in the area to keep watch for more possible survivors.

The Italian Coast Guard launched on Tuesday a total of seven rescue operations at sea, saving a total of 941 immigrants trying to reach Italian soil.

The survivors were mostly Syrian, Palestinian, Tunisian and Libyan nationals, or from sub-Saharan Africa.

Among them were more than 30 children and 50 women. One woman was sent to the hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

The rest of the survivors were transferred to Sicily`s ports.  

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi