Smugglers arrested after death of girl
Police in Sicily have arrested three Egyptians who allegedly were in charge of a smuggling boat on which a 10-year-old Syrian girl with diabetes died after her insulin was thrown overboard.
The 335 migrants arrived in port Wednesday in Augusta, Sicily, after a week at sea. They had left near Alexandria, Egypt, according to Save the Children. Agency spokeswoman Giovanna di Benedetto said the parents reported that as soon as the family of eight boarded, the traffickers threw the backpack containing the girl’s insulin overboard.
Italy’s ANSA news agency said three Egyptians were arrested on suspicion of aiding illegal immigration. The smugglers who discarded the insulin were purportedly the trip organizers in Egypt.
— Associated Press