Nasreldin Habib, a 23-year old migrant from Eritrea now living in the UK, made six attempts at crossing the Mediterreanean from Libya before he made it to Europe. On one occasion the boat sank and he lost a close friend. He spoke to ITV News about his experience:
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.