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    Captain in Lampedusa boat tragedy arrested

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    The captain of the migrant boat that sank of the coast off the Italian island of Lampedusa has been arrested.

    Tunisian Bensalem Khaled could face charges of murder, causing a shipwreck and aiding illegal immigration.

    At least 250 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, but dozens of African migrants are still unaccounted for - feared to be trapped in the hull of the boat.