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Brazilian cargo ship looted after containers go overboard

From BBC - August 12, 2017

Brazilian officials have arrested at least 11 people caught looting containers that had fallen from a cargo ship near the port of Santos.

Local people had gone out in small boats to the floating containers, taking consumer goods including bicycles and clothing.

Port officials said 45 containers had worked loose from the ship's deck.

An investigation is under way to work out the cause of the accident.

Police said the thieves had used small boats to reach the containers and had picked up air-conditioning units, other white goods, clothing, hospital equipment and bags.

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