Hundreds missing after migrant boat sinking

Searches are continuing for hundreds of passengers off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa after a boat carrying migrants sank this morning.

Rescue efforts are continuing following the boat sinking off the Sicilian coast. Credit: RTV

Sixty-two bodies have been found and so far 141 people have been rescued, but the boat is believed to have been carrying as many as 500 people.


Lampedusa death toll rises

Authorities say a further 38 bodies have been recovered following the Lampedusa boat tragedy, taking the death toll to 232. A boat carrying migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week.