Scandal over Lampedusa migrant deaths

An Italian eye-witness to the Lampedusa boat sinking has accuses coast guards of preventing fishermen from saving the victims.

Scandal over Lampedusa migrant deaths

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Italian fisherman who saved 47 people from the Lampedusa boat disaster, which was carrying hundreds of migrants from north Africa to Italy across the Mediterranean sea, has accused the Italian authorities of preventing him from saving more lives.

Over 300 people are believed to have died when the boat sank just off the coast of Lampedusa. The fisherman claimed that the Italian coast guards refused to allow him to offload the migrants he had saved from his boat onto their boat, thus preventing him from continuing his efforts to save others who were drowning.  

Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 11:58
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