Italian fire brigade divers have released an underwater video of the wreck of a boat which sank off the coast of Lampedusa on Thursday.
The death toll is expected to rise, with hundreds still missing. The head of the Italian coastguard says rescue workers will continue search operations for as long as is needed
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