Friday, 25 January 2013

Man dies after throwing himself off ferry in Alicante

Man dies after throwing himself off ferry in Alicante: A passenger on a ferry operating the Alicante-Or�n (Algeria) line died on Wednesday night after throwing himself off the boat and onto the dock after being cooped up on board for 24 hours without setting sail because of the adverse weather conditions.

The incident occurred around 22.30 hours amidst an atmosphere of tension and unrest, during which some of the 890 passengers being held on board the ferry had started throwing objects overboard and onto the mooring in protest at the fact that they had not set sail, despite having boarded the ferry over 24 hours earlier.

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