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Italy arrests five over migrant 'massacre' at sea

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ROME - Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported. 

Italian Carabinieri wear masks as they follow the transfer of migrants from an Italian military ship in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, on July 2, 2014

Italian and Maltese naval crews last Saturday discovered 30 bodies -- including that of a baby -- of passengers who had apparently been overcome by heat and engine fumes after being locked in the hold of a boat carrying over 560 mostly-Syrian migrants, according to the reports.

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