It is the incalculable tragedy of migrants in the Mediterranean, near what is now the coast of Calabria. An old ship loaded with about 250 migrants was wrecked in very rough seas when it struck rocks a few meters off the coast of Calabria at Steccato di Cutro, 20 kilometers from Crotone, the capital of the homonymous province.
Services of the sea captain and financial guard 40 bodies, including several children, were recovered. Including newborns. The bodies were found this morning on Steccato Beach. The boat was full of people from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. At the moment, one hundred immigrants have been rescued, while the search continues for another hundred missing. The migrants did not have time to ask for help. Some of the survivors managed to get ashore on their own. Some of the survivors said, “There were more than 250 people on the boat.” It was a Hunter who sounded the alarm just before five in the morning.
prime minister, Giorgia Meloni expressed her “deep pain For the many human lives taken by human traffickers,” in a note made public by Chigi Palace, the seat of the seat of government: “It is criminal to launch a ship of only 20 meters in length with up to 200 people on board and with a forecast of bad weather. It is inhumane to exchange the lives of men, women and children for the price of a “ticket” they pay at the illusory prospect of safe travel. He added that the government – Giorgia Meloni – is committed to preventing departures and with them completing these tragedies, and will continue to do so, first and foremost, demanding maximum cooperation from countries of departure and origin. He concludes, “The act of those who today speculate about these deaths, after glorifying the illusion of immigration without rules, is self-explanatory.”
Likewise, the Minister of the Interior, Matteo Bentedosi, expressed his “deep condolences for the loss of human life” and called for an exit to be avoided: “It is a great tragedy – says Biantidossi – which illustrates the absolute necessity of addressing the networks of irregular migration, in which unscrupulous human traffickers operate and who, In order to enrich themselves, they organize these impromptu voyages, with unsuitable boats and under extravagant conditions.It is necessary to continue with all possible initiatives to stop the exits and not to encourage in any way the crossings that exploit the illusory mirage of a better life. It feeds the chain of traffickers and causes disasters like today.”
The government of Giorgia Meloni promised from the beginning of her term to control and limit immigration. But he faces an apparent reality that is difficult to contain: landings have tripled under Meloni’s government. Since the beginning of this year, more than 12,000 migrants have arrived in Italy. Even bad winter weather doesn’t stop the migrants’ departure. Only on February 18, 2378 landed.