Smugglers charged 8000 euros for the deadly transportation of refugees and migrants to Italy

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Read: 1178     15:30     02 Март 2023    

As a result of the latest migration tragedy in Italy, the death toll reached 64 people, on Tuesday, February 28, another body was recovered from the sea. The prosecutor's office has identified alleged smugglers who reportedly charged migrants 8,000 euros for a "risky journey."

According to a Yazidi refugee who wanted to remain unknown, he and his family intend to flee to Europe: "after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the number of people who want to emigrate has increased tenfold. Turkish carriers demand 8,000 euros per person from emigrants, but there is no way back for us, we sold everything we had and are fleeing to Europe for the future of our children. I do not know if there were Yazidi families on the ship that crashed, but despite this catastrophe, we will still take a risk and try to achieve our goal."

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has sent a letter to European leaders calling for immediate measures to address the migration crisis, stressing that the only humane way to deal with it is to prevent migrants from making life-threatening sea voyages.

During an interview with RAI state television on Monday, Meloni noted: "The fact is that the more people go on the road, the more people risk their lives."

A wooden boat that collided with shoals off the Italian coast of Calabria early on Sunday morning was carrying about 170 people from Izmir, Turkey. The passengers were mainly from Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan, Syria and Iraq. 80 people survived. According to aid groups, there were whole families among the passengers.

Prosecutor Giuseppe Capoccia of Crotone confirmed that three suspects, including a Turk and two Pakistani citizens, were identified by investigators as smugglers. According to the Italian customs police, the organizers took 8000 euros from each migrant.

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Smugglers charged 8000 euros for the deadly transportation of refugees and migrants to Italy

2023/03/54654-1677740330.jpg
Read: 1179     15:30     02 Март 2023    

As a result of the latest migration tragedy in Italy, the death toll reached 64 people, on Tuesday, February 28, another body was recovered from the sea. The prosecutor's office has identified alleged smugglers who reportedly charged migrants 8,000 euros for a "risky journey."

According to a Yazidi refugee who wanted to remain unknown, he and his family intend to flee to Europe: "after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the number of people who want to emigrate has increased tenfold. Turkish carriers demand 8,000 euros per person from emigrants, but there is no way back for us, we sold everything we had and are fleeing to Europe for the future of our children. I do not know if there were Yazidi families on the ship that crashed, but despite this catastrophe, we will still take a risk and try to achieve our goal."

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has sent a letter to European leaders calling for immediate measures to address the migration crisis, stressing that the only humane way to deal with it is to prevent migrants from making life-threatening sea voyages.

During an interview with RAI state television on Monday, Meloni noted: "The fact is that the more people go on the road, the more people risk their lives."

A wooden boat that collided with shoals off the Italian coast of Calabria early on Sunday morning was carrying about 170 people from Izmir, Turkey. The passengers were mainly from Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan, Syria and Iraq. 80 people survived. According to aid groups, there were whole families among the passengers.

Prosecutor Giuseppe Capoccia of Crotone confirmed that three suspects, including a Turk and two Pakistani citizens, were identified by investigators as smugglers. According to the Italian customs police, the organizers took 8000 euros from each migrant.

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