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Footage as 800 migrants picked up

Italian authorities have intercepted some 800 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Some 800 migrants have been intercepted trying to cross the Mediterranean, Italian authorities say.

Dozens of women and children were among more than 200 migrants on one boat found in difficulty 25 miles (40km) south of the island of Lampedusa.

Two other boats were picked up further south of Lampedusa, one with nearly 100 Eritreans reportedly on board.

  • 25 Oct
  • From the section Europe