[VIDEO] African refugee drowns in Venice as tourists film on phones –

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No one jumped in to help the man

By AGENCIES
An investigation has been opened after an African refugee drowned in Venice’s Grand Canal as onlookers watched from nearby boats and filmed him with their phones.A footage, that has gone viral on social media, shows the man, identified as 22-year-old Gambian Pateh Sabally, thrashing in the middle of the canal.

Hundreds of people witnessed the leap and at least three life rings were thrown into the water near the man, but he refused to hold on to them, raising speculation he wanted to commit suicide. No-one jumped in to help him.

Italian magistrates have now opened an investigation into the incident after a video of the scene was posted on the Internet amid claims were shouting racist abuse.

The recording appears to pick up some bystanders yelling at the flailing man. ‘He is stupid. He wants to die,’ says one…

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