Over 500 refugees land in Lampedusa
Another 200 migrants rescued in Strait of Sicily25 September, 10:30
The local migrant center in the island's Imbriacola area is now holding 1,250 migrants. The center should accommodate a maximum of 350 people.
Late Tuesday another 200 refugees, including about 70 children, were rescued by Coast Guards in the Strait of Sicily.
A plane patrolling the area had first located them on Tuesday afternoon as their boat was experiencing problems some 100 miles south-east off Siracusa. Coast Guard units towed the boat, taking the immigrants to the port of Siracusa Tuesday.