Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Is Charged With Manslaughter

April 21, 2015 2:23 PM

33 0

Mohammed Ali Malek, left, and Mahmud Bikhit, right, were identified by survivors as the captain and a crew member of the ship that sank in the Mediterranean this weekend. They're seen here shortly before an Italian Coast Guard ship brought hem to Catania, Sicily.

Italian authorities have arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend. The pair are among the boat's 28 survivors; the UN says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.

Also read: 1st boat of Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants docks in Spain

Read more

To category page