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Suspects identified in migrant boat emergency

142 passengers adrift for over 36 hours before rescued

03 December, 10:48
Suspects identified in migrant boat emergency (ANSA) - Crotone, December 3 - Police said Tuesday they had identified three suspects accused of organizing the voyage that left 142 migrants adrift off the southeast coast of Italy for over 36 hours Sunday and Monday. The coast guard on Monday rescued all passengers aboard the ship after an Egyptian passenger used a satellite phone to alert authorities. Rescuers could not intervene sooner due to extreme weather conditions.

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