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Italy seizes ferry packed with 81 migrants, 8 children

Traffickers arrested

Italy seizes ferry packed with 81 migrants, 8 children

(ANSA) - Bari, October 8 - Eight children have been put in public care after Italian border police stopped a Greek ferry packed with 81 migrants as they were being smuggled into Italy. The crew of the vessel cut off part of its roof to allow the passengers to breathe, said authorities, who seized the Aqua Hercules on Friday. Four truck drivers were arrested at the dock waiting for the ferry. Two tried unsuccessfully to escape, one of whom fell into the sea and had to be rescued.

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