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900 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes near Libya: Captain, crew member arrested

Apr 21, 2015    

Catania,Sicily: Prosecutors on Tuesday said that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.Even as the search continued for victims of the weekend disaster, coast guard ships rushed to respond to new distress calls on the high seas two off Libya and a third boat that ran aground near Greece.Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Liguori said the Tunisian captain and Syrian crew member were arrested aboard the rescue boat that brought 27 survivors from the dead...

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