Distress call in the Mediterranean
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Migrant rescue call in the Med: '30 minutes to survive'

Almost 80,000 migrants have made the crossing to Europe this year from North Africa on rickety vessels.

Italy's Coast Guard handles dozens of rescues a day in the Mediterranean. In this distress call, 100 migrants plead for help in saving their lives.

Video produced by the BBC's Rome bureau.

  • 20 Jul 2016
  • From the section Europe