The captain who rescued 562 migrants
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The captain who rescued 562 migrants

The captain of the Italian navy boat that rescued 562 people in the Mediterranean has described how he tried to prevent the boat from capsizing.

The trawler overturned apparently as a result of people on board rushing to one side after spotting a rescue ship. So far five have been found dead.

"We did all that's possible to be done," Francesco Iavazzo told the Today programme.

  • 26 May 2016
  • From the section Europe