Migrants: second landing in Salento in 24 hours, arrived in 16

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– TRICASE, AUGUST 15 – New landing of migrants in Salento where in the late evening of yesterday the naval units of the Gdf and the Port Authority intercepted a boat 11 miles from the coast of Tricase. A group of 16 Afghan citizens, including three families, aboard the boat.

Five minors, three of them unaccompanied. The boat was escorted to the port of Santa Maria di Leuca where the migrants were welcomed by Usmaf and Red Cross doctors and subjected to anti-Covid health screening. The 16 were taken to the Don Tonino Bello reception center in Otranto. This is the second landing in 24 hours on the coast of Salento after the 62 migrants who arrived yesterday at Capo di Leuca.