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Museum for Belgrano dead to open in Argentinia

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced details of a new museum to honour the 323 Argentinian marines who died when the cruiser General Belgrano was sunk by a British nuclear submarine during the Falklands War 30 years ago.

The £13m museum will open in August next year in the former Navy Mechanics School which served as a detention and torture centre during the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. The former barracks already hosts a museum dedicated to the thousands of political prisoners who disappeared.

Almost half of the Argentinians who died in the Falklands conflict were on the Belgrano.