Hundreds rescued from stricken boat off Cyprus

September 25, 2014 5:15 PM

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NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot authorities on Thursday rescued hundreds of migrants, most of them women and children, after their boat hit rough seas off the coast of the eastern Mediterranean island.

Some 345 people, whom authorities said earlier they believed to be Syrian refugees, were thought to be on board the vessel 50 nautical miles (90 km) west of Cyprus.

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