Italy bulldozes migrant shanty town after deadly fires

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ROME

Mar 7, 2019-

Hundreds of migrants were evicted on Wednesday from a make-shift migrant camp in southern Italy which has been the site of several deadly fires, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. “As promised... we went from words to actions,” said Salvini, head of the far-right League party, as bulldozers tore through the San Ferdinando shanty town in Calabria under the watch of 600 policemen. Four migrants have died in the camp in the past year in either arson attacks or accidental fires lit to keep the residents warm, according to the Italian association Doctors for Human Rights (MEDU). The death in February of Moussa Ba, a 29-year-old from Senegal whose body was found in a caravan after a fire, prompted the government to announce the overcrowded and dirty camp would be razed.

Published: 07-03-2019 11:39

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