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21 Aug 2019
Ten children aboard migrant boat arriving at Larnaca

A boat with 33 migrants, including eight infants and two children, arrived in Larnaca port on Tuesday.

According to police, the naval department located the eight-metre long boat at around 12.30pm off the coast of Larnaca.

The vessel that was carrying 17 men, six women, eight infants and two children, had arrived on the island from Syria.

The boat was escorted to the port where police started the necessary procedures to record the identity of the arrivals at around 2.30pm.

Police said later on Tuesday that 32 of the migrants aboard the vessel were of Syrian nationality, while one man was Lebanese.

The migrants are expected to be transferred to the Kokkinotrimithia camp.

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