Deaths of over 110 people off Italian coast reminder of ordeal of migrants

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Survivors of the boat tragedy off the coast of Lampedusa shelter in an area of the tiny island’s port. UNHCR/B. Molinario

More than 110 bodies have been recovered from a tragedy that happened off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday.

Many more are still missing after a smugglers' boat, carrying about 500 migrants, mainly Eritreans, sank in the Mediterranean.

According to reports, at least 155 people have been rescued among them 40 unaccompanied boys aged between 14 and 17, and six women.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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