Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean
12 October 2013 Last updated at 02:47 BST
At least 27 people died when a boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, Malta's prime minister has confirmed.
Italian and Maltese ships - backed by helicopters - were scrambled to the scene and are searching in darkness.
Last week more than 300 people drowned when a boat carrying African migrants sank near the island of Lampedusa.
The BBC's Matthew Price reports from Lampedusa.