Scores of Kurdish migrants washed up on Corsican shore

January 22nd, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, Jan 22 (DPA) More than 100 migrants were found early Friday washed up on a beach on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French media reported.
According to France Info radio, many of the migrants were of Kurdish descent and were believed to have come from Syria or Iraq.

Corsican authorities said that no trace was found of the people who transported the group, and that it was not clear when they arrived at the nature reserve near the city of Bonifacio. Some claimed to have been there since Wednesday.

Of the 124 people counted, 38 were children, including five nursing infants. None of them had luggage or personal documents.

All of the migrants were placed in a local secondary school until a decision is taken on their future.

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