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Migrant woman gives birth at sea

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:15

Rome: A woman migrant gave birth to a baby girl during a four-day voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, when she and close to 200 other mostly Syrian migrants travelled to Italy, doctors said.

Among the 191 migrants rescued by the Italian coastguard around 50 km off the eastern Sicilian coast and taken to the port of Syracuse, 48 were women and 51 were minors.

Last week alone, over 1,000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean from North Africa and landed in Italy. Many of them were from conflict-hit Egypt and Syria.


First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:15
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