Italian police have arrested a 24-year-old Somali man in connection with last month’s boat disaster off Lampedusa in which 366 African migrants died.
The man, believed to belong to an armed group, is accused of being one of the organisers of the people trafficking. He was arrested on Lampedusa and is now being questioned in Sicily.
The alleged captain of the Lampedusa boat, a Tunisian man named Khaled Bensalam, is being held in Sicily.
The overcrowded fishing boat caught fire, capsized and sank near the shore of the tiny rocky island off the North African coast. There were only155 survivors.
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- African boat disaster Lampedusa (eppf.net)