Cyprus Mail

Thirty-seven refugees picked up in Kato Pyrgos

File photo migrant reception camp in Kokkinotrimithia Photo Christos Theodordes

Thirty-seven refugees, 35 men and two underage girls, were picked up by police in Kato Pyrgos in the early hours of Sunday, state radio reported.

The migrants, who is is believed travelled by boat from Mersin in Turkey, had gone ashore in the north at Limnitis and walked the two and a half hours to cross into Kato Pyrgos where they were picked up and brought to the Polis police station for processing.

They were then due to be taken to the Kokkinotrimithia facility in Nicosia.

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