Libyan migrant boat arrives in Italy with 25 dead

By REUTERS
August 1, 2011 10:56

 
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ROME - Twenty-five dead bodies were found on a boat carrying 296 African migrants that set sail from Libya and arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Monday, Italian port authorities said.

Migrants on board said the adult men were packed inside the hold and killed by motor fumes, the Ansa news agency reported.

Port officials said the cause of death was not immediately clear and medical tests were being conducted.

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