Mi­grants tragedy cap­tain is jailed

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A JUDGE in Si­cily has con­victed a ship cap­tain in the April 2015 sink­ing that left 700 dead in one of the Mediter­ranean’s worst mi­grant dis­as­ters.

The Tu­nisian cap­tain, Mo­ham­mad Ali Malek, was sen­tenced to 18 years in prison and fined £7.5mil­lion, con­victed of mul­ti­ple man­slaugh­ter counts.

Malek had in­ad­ver­tently rammed the over­loaded fish­ing boat into the cargo ship try­ing to res­cue it.

The boat flipped af­ter mi­grants rushed to one side. Only 28 sur­vived.

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