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Police: Boat with 93 migrants lands on Cyprus' north coast

  • A Syria man, right, who lives in Cyprus, meets with his relatives after they arrived at a refugees camp at Kokkinotrimithia outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. A boat carrying 93 migrants believed to be Syrians - including 42 children and 17 women - came ashore on Cyprus' northwest coast after setting sail from where authorities believe was Mersin, Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    A Syria man, right, who lives in Cyprus, meets with his relatives after they arrived at a refugees camp at Kokkinotrimithia outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. A boat carrying 93 migrants believed to be Syrians - including 42 children and 17 women - came ashore on Cyprus' northwest coast after setting sail from where authorities believe was Mersin, Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syria Hayam Khashan, wife of Bashir, embraces a relative who lives in Cyprus, after she arrived with their children at a refugees camp at Kokkinotrimithia outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Bashir Khashan, who came to Cyprus from Syria some six months ago, said he had to sell his home in Edlib to pay a Turkish people trafficker US$10,000 to get his wife, four children and son-in-law aboard a boat for the crossing from Turkey to the northeastern coast of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Syria Hayam Khashan, wife of Bashir, embraces a relative who lives in Cyprus, after she arrived with their children at a refugees camp at Kokkinotrimithia outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Bashir Khashan, who came to Cyprus from Syria some six months ago, said he had to sell his home in Edlib to pay a Turkish people trafficker US$10,000 to get his wife, four children and son-in-law aboard a boat for the crossing from Turkey to the northeastern coast of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bashir Khashan, 49, right, from Edlib, Syria, meets his wife Hayam, left, and his children after they arrive at a refugees camp at Kokkinotrimithia outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Khashan, who came to Cyprus from Syria some six months ago, said he had to sell his home in Edlib to pay a Turkish people trafficker US$10,000 to get his wife, four children and son-in-law aboard a boat for the crossing from Turkey to the northeastern coast of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Bashir Khashan, 49, right, from Edlib, Syria, meets his wife Hayam, left, and his children after they arrive at a refugees camp at Kokkinotrimithia outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Khashan, who came to Cyprus from Syria some six months ago, said he had to sell his home in Edlib to pay a Turkish people trafficker US$10,000 to get his wife, four children and son-in-law aboard a boat for the crossing from Turkey to the northeastern coast of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)  (The Associated Press)

Cyprus police say a boat loaded with 93 migrants — including 42 children and 17 women — has landed in the island's northeastern coast.

A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with police rules, told The Associated Press that the boat was spotted some 15 kilometers (9 miles) off the coast before landing near the village of Kato Pyrgos.

The official said police officers found the migrants at the landing point shortly after midnight Saturday. There was no immediate report on the migrants' nationality is or where their voyage began.

The migrants were given medical check-ups and will be transferred later Saturday at a reception center near the capital, Nicosia.