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7 dead, 2 missing after ship crashes in Italy

ROME — Italian prosecutors placed the captain of the Jolly Nero cargo ship under investigation Wednesday for alleged manslaughter after his vessel slammed into the dock at Genoa’s busy port and toppled the control tower into the harbor, killing at least seven people.

As rescue teams in diving suits searched for two other missing people, officials began piecing together how the 40-ton container ship could have sideswiped the port’s control tower when weather and sea conditions were ‘‘perfect’’ on Tuesday night.

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