Posted 10.08.2012 08:15:32 UTC
Updated 10.08.2012 08:15:32 UTC
Italian police said on the boat there were 124 Syrians, 30 Afghans and 3 Turks.
At least 30 of them were women and 40 of them children.
The refugees have been takent to the refugee center in Calabria region.
Officials said 2 of the Turks on board were taken into custody possibly in relation to human trafficking.
Because of violent clashes in Syria about 200 thousand Syrians fled to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.