140 Refugees Land in Italy

“Boat with 140 Syrian, Egyptian refugees land in Italy,” from Agence-France Presse (Reposted by Hurriyet Daily News):

A boat carrying 140 asylum seekers who told police they were from Syria and Egypt landed in Italy on Friday, television images showed and officials said.
 
The group included 29 women and 31 minors and their rickety wooden boat was intercepted by a border guard vessel off the coast of Syracuse in Sicily.

 Border guards said the pilot of the boat, which measures around 15 metres (49 feet) in length, was Egyptian and had tried to avoid detection…

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