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Frontex vessel picks up 60 illegal migrants from Cretan coast after being disembarked by migrant-runners

Δημοσίευση 1 Αυγούστου 2011, 12:07 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Frontex vessel picks up 60 illegal migrants from Cretan coast after being disembarked by migrant-runners
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A Frontex vessel arrived Saturday evening at the port of Souda, Crete, with 60 illegal immigrants who had been spotted earlier in the day on the coast of Spatha, in Hania.
A Frontex vessel arrived Saturday evening at the port of Souda, Crete, with 60 illegal immigrants who had been spotted earlier in the day on the coast of Spatha, in Hania. The migrants included two pregnant women, one of which was in an advanced condition, as well as 20 minors and their parents.

The two pregnant women and a lightly injured migrant were taken by ambulance to Hania hospital, while the rest of the migrants were put up at the old City Hall in Souda pending inspection of their data.
The local authorities supplied water and food to the migrants.
According to authorities, the migrants had been on the beach for at least 30 hours, after being disembarked by a migrant-running vessel.

After they were spotted, an Irish Frontex vessel in the port of Souda headed to the area to pick up the migrants and bring them to Souda.

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