The 4 survivors, three males and one lady from the Ivory Coast and Guinea Conakry, say three kids fell into the water.
A complete of 41 individuals have died in a brand new shipwreck registered within the final off the Italian island of Lampedusa (southern Italy), in keeping with the testimonies of 4 survivors who had been rescued by the Italian Coast Guard.
The rescued defined to the authorities that the boat had left Sfax (Tunisia) and that after about six hours of navigation the ship capsized on account of a big wave and 41 migrants, together with three kids, fell into the ocean, native media reported.
The 4 survivors, three males and one lady from the Ivory Coast and Guinea Conakry, are in a state of shock. After being rescued by the motor ship “Rimona” they had been transferred to a Coast Guard patrol boat that disembarked in Lampedusa.
Solely 15 of the migrants, who had been touring in a precarious metallic boat, wore life jackets, however they drowned anyway, the migrants added of their account to the social companies and mediators of the Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM) who frequently work within the island, the closest Italian territory to Africa.
Final Saturday, two different shipwrecks had been reported off Lampedusa through which 34 individuals died, though solely three corpses may very well be rescued in the course of a robust storm and it was additionally the 57 rescued who defined that their journey companions had fallen. Sea.
The disembarkations don’t cease in Lampedusa, in whose reception heart, with a capability for 300 individuals, practically 2,500 individuals crowded two days in the past, though at present greater than 1,500 after the authorities have resumed the switch of migrants from the city to different factors of the island or to the Italian peninsula.
It’s anticipated that immediately some 1,100 of the 1,577 friends on the heart will probably be transferred to the Sicilian cities of Porto Empedocle and Augusta.
In keeping with the most recent knowledge from the Italian Ministry of the Inside, thus far this 12 months and as of August 4, 92,000 migrants have landed on the Italian coast, greater than double the 42,640 in the identical interval final 12 months.