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    Italy immigration law prompts Lampedusa rescue row

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    Were rescue efforts hampered by Italy's immigration laws?

    Amid speculation that some migrants were left to drown because local fishermen feared breaking the law by rescuing survivors and bringing them ashore, it is being claimed that more could have been done, had it not been for Italian legislation.

    Local resident Vito Fiorini said he was first at the scene and did what he could.

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