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671 rescued migrants to arrive in Reggio Calabria

Group on coast guard ship Diciotti

Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti carrying 671 migrants and refugees rescued at sea is due to dock in the port of Reggio Calabria on Tuesday afternoon. The group consists of 613 men, 6 women and 52 minors, of whom 11 are unaccompanied.

Following disembarkation, the rescued migrants and refugees will receive initial assistance and be identified by police at a facility set up in a former school, before being transferred to reception centres in other parts of the country.

Source: ansa