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Two held in shipwreck tragedy that killed 900

By Agencies in Catania | China Daily | Updated: 2015-04-22 07:42

Greece picks up more than 120 migrants from three ships in new rescue operation in Aegean

Italian police on Tuesday arrested the captain and first mate of a boat involved in the Mediterranean's deadliest disaster in decades on suspicion of murder, causing a shipwreck and involvement in illegal immigration.

The two seamen, who have not been formally charged, were being held as part of a probe into a catastrophe that has evoked chilling comparisons with the slave trade and allegations of callous disregard on the part of European governments.

Two held in shipwreck tragedy that killed 900

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