ROME - Two would-be immigrants were found dead on a ferry that arrived in the Italian port of Ancona from Greece Saturday and a third was in a coma, media reported.
The daily Corriere della Sera said in its online edition that 18 migrants hid under lorries and busses on the Superfast ferry and suffered from the extreme heat inside the hull. ANSA news agency said the migrants were inside a Hungarian lorry and died asphyxiated. Two drivers were arrested, the agency added.
There were conflicting reports about the migrants’ origins, with the Corriere saying they were from Pakistan and ANSA reporting they came from Afghanistan.
On Tuesday seven migrants went missing after their boat capsized off the southern Italian coast. Four others were rescued.