Kahfai Gebremedhin
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Italy sinking survivor describes fire on board

A survivor of the migrant boat sinking off the coast of Lampedusa has described a fire on board the vessel.

Kahfai Gebremedhin, from Eritrea, told BBC News that a fire had got "out of control" after their motor had stopped working.

Rescuers have so far found 111 bodies, and 155 people have been pulled alive from the seas but more than 200 migrants are still unaccounted for.

  • 05 Oct 2013
  • From the section Europe
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