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Syrian, Egyptian migrants rescued off coast of Sicily

73 children among 176 on board

Syrian, Egyptian migrants rescued off coast of Sicily

Siracusa, August 8 - A boat carrying 176 Syrian and Egyptian immigrants and refugees was rescued by the Italian Coast Guard off the shores of Sicily on Thursday. Of those on board 41 were women and 73 were children, officials said. One newborn and six women, three of whom were pregnant, were taken to hospital. Passengers said the journey took between 12 and 14 days and cost between $2,000 and $4,000.

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