‘Ghost ship’ migrants arrive safely in Italy
A migrant ship, abandoned by human traffickers, has arrived in the southern Italian port of Corigiliano Calabro. Some 450 passengers were relieved to disembark the vessel after being stranded on board.
According to Italian media, most of the migrants found on the 73-metre-long (240-foot-long) “ghost ship” were from Syria, where millions of people have been displaced by nearly four years of civil war.
Shortly before 11 p.m. local time (2200 GMT) Italy’s coastguard tweeted to confirm that the Sierra Leone-flagged Ezadeen had docked at Corigliano Calabro.
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Source News: DW