'155 Syrians, Palestinians' picked up off Calabria
24 women, 2 pregnant, 42 kids26 September, 20:15
(ANSA) - Rocella Ionica, September 26 - A vessel bearing some 155 migrants was rescued Thursday some 60 kilometres off the coast of the southern Italian region of Calabria, according to local authorities.
Twenty-four women, two of them pregnant, and 42 children were among those rescued, authorities said.
The migrants "said they were from Syria and Palestine", authorities said.
Syrian refugees have swollen migrant flows from North Africa to Italy this summer.