- Title: Bodies of three dead migrants brought to Italy
- Date: 23rd October 2016
- Summary: CATANIA, ITALY (OCTOBER 23, 2016) (REUTERS) EUROPEAN UNION NAVAL FORCE MEDITERRANEAN (EUNAVFORMED) SHIP ENTERPRISE IN PORT WITH RESCUED MIGRANTS ON DECK VARIOUS OF BODIES OF THREE DEAD MIGRANTS BEING WINCHED DOWN FROM SHIP DECK MIGRANTS ON DECK LOOKING ON BODY BEING WINCHED DOWN FROM SHIP MIGRANTS SEATED ON DECK, WAITING TO DISEMBARK SHIP MIGRANTS WALKING DOWN GANGPLANK MIGRANTS ON DECK LOOKING ON OFFICERS GIVING SNACKS TO MIGRANTS MIGRANTS ON DECK EATING SNACKS VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS ON DECK OF THE ENTERPRISE WAITING TO DISEMBARK VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS STANDING ON DECK LOOKING ON SHIP IN PORT WITH MIGRANTS ON DECK WAITING TO DISEMBARK MIGRANTS ON DECK MIGRANTS ON GANGPLANK SHIP IN PORT WITH MIGRANTS ON DECK WAITING TO DISEMBARK
- Embargoed: 7th November 2016 13:57
- Keywords: migrants rescue bodies Catania Sicily port Eunavformed ship Enterprise
- Location: CATANIA, ITALY
- City: CATANIA, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0015585ZRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The European Union task force EUNAVFOR Med vessel Enterprise on Sunday (October 23) arrived in Sicily's Catania carrying 625 migrants rescued from boats in the Mediterranean.
Aboard the vessel were also the bodies of three migrants recovered during the rescue operations.
The bodies were winched onto the quay from the ship as migrants waiting to disembark the ship waited on the deck. No details on how the three migrants had died were immediately available.
The migrants aboard the Enterprise were part of some 3,300 people rescued in 24 operations on Friday (October 21).
According to the Italian coast guard most of them were from sub-Saharan Africa and had set off from Libya.
In a statement on Saturday (October 22) evening the Italian coast guard said around 2,400 migrants had been rescued in 20 operations on Saturday. In total 14 bodies had been recovered between Friday and Saturday, the coast guard added.
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