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Boat off coast of Kefalonia with illegal migrants issues SOS signalA boat carrying 38 illegal migrants communicate a distress signal off the coast of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea, Saturday morning. According to sources, there are 13 children among the people on the boat who are in urgent need of medical attention. Ambulances have converged on the island’s port to take those in need of care to hospital. The island authorities said the people would remain on the island as long as necessary to receive humanitarian aid before being returned.
Shortly before sunset, the boat was safely towed to the island's port of Argostoli where medical crews in ambulances were waiting to provide first care to people in need.According to local authorities, the refugees, who are mainly Syrians and Kurds according to early information, will be temporarily accommodated at the premises of the local scouts association.
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