Pontus Marine

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rome - Somali teen dies on MSF ship

300 refugees inc. women and children saved in Sicilian Channel



(ANSA) - Rome, August 25 - A 15-year-old Somali boy died of heart failure Monday after being rescued by a Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) boat in the Sicilian Channel between Italy and Africa, MSF said Tuesday.
The boy died of injuries sustained in Libya where he was beaten while being forced to work without food or water, fellow refugees told reporters.
The MSF ship, which rescued some 300 refugees including women and children, tied up in the port of Agusta Tuesday morning.
Italian Coast Guard units rescued a boat carrying around 120 migrants off the southern coast of Italy.