Survivors of a migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean have arrived in Italy. It’s feared as many as two hundred people drowned after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya’s coast. Sky’s Alex Rossi reports from Palermo in Sicily.
Speaking in Sicily, Lt Cdr Daniel Wall of the Irish Navy told Sky News:
“These vessels that they are packed onto are unseaworthy, they are very dangerous, they’re not fit to be at sea. They’re overcrowded and packed to a level that is totally dangerous.”
Gemma Parkin of Save the Children said:
“They’ve witnessed horrendous things with the mass drownings of yesterday, and then being transported to the port with dead bodies on board – their relatives – and their journeys of up to two years in advance of even setting off from the Mediterranean. They’ve been at the hands of really brutal people smugglers.
“So when they arrive they are traumatised and they do need psychological care.”