At dawn, in the stretch of sea between Lampedusa and Lampione, yet another tragedy has occurred: a boat loaded with migrants it overturned. On the spot, the coastguard and financial police rescuers have recovered the people at sea: several are still missing. Among the seven bodies, already brought to the Favarolo pier by the patrol boats of the Harbor Master’s Office, there are those of four women, one of whom is in an evident and advanced state of pregnancy. In total i survivors would be 48. Police on the spot who will now try to reconstruct the dynamics of the tragedy.
A drama that happened after one night of continuous landings: a first group of 12 Tunisians landed at the Favarolo pier after being rescued by a patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza. Another 60 of sub-Saharan origin were rescued on a boat off the island by a Coast Guard patrol boat. They also landed on the Favarolo pier. In the third landing of migrants in a few hours in Lampedusa, 41 arrived. The group, aboard a 10-meter boat, was rescued 19 miles from the coast by a patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza that transshipped them. All the new arrivals were taken to the hotspot in the Imbriatola district where there are 338 guests with a maximum capacity of 250.