Cyprus Mail

Thirteen migrants rescued off Cyprus

Thirteen refugees, including six children, were rescued near Liopetri on Saturday night, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Sunday.

It said that according to police at around 7pm they received information that a boat with refugees was close to Cyprus.
Port Police went to the area where the boat was spotted and it was towed safely to Ayia Napa harbour. The boat, which reportedly came from Lebanon, was not in any danger of sinking.

Authorities went to Ayia Napa to sort out the refugees who were fed, and given medical examinations.
There were 13 people on the boat, according to CNA. They were members of three families – six children and seven adults – among them two pregnant women who were taken by ambulance to Larnaca General Hospital.

The remainder of the refugees were taken to the Kofinou asylum centre while the captain of the boat was arrested.

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