Italian coastguard rescues Lampedusa migrant boat


More than 50 immigrants have been rescued from a stranded boat off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

The Italian coastguard says the boat came from Libya and that five people died during the journey.

Tim Neilson reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.