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Police escort 110 refugees from Lampedusa to Sardinia

19/06/2013

New wave of immigrants crowding facilities in southern Italy

Police escort 110 refugees from Lampedusa to Sardinia

Cagliari, June 19 - Police escorted 110 refugees that landed on Italy's southernmost shores to a facility on the island of Sardinia Wednesday. Another 110 refugees are expected to land on Thursday at the airport in Cagliari, authorities said. In recent days, hundreds of immigrants have been rescued or landed along Lampedusa's coast off the tip of Sicily as warm weather has brought calmer seas. However, that has led to overcrowding at the immigrant centre - earlier Wednesday, as many as 1,150 people were there leading authorities to announce plans to begin moving some further north.