Officials stand in front of coffins in Sicily
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Italy shipwreck: Coffins arrive in Sicily

14 October 2013 Last updated at 11:33 BST

More than 100 coffins have arrived in Sicily following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa.

Italy is now stepping up sea and air patrols by tripling the number of naval ships and aircraft patrols to help find and rescue African migrants.

BBC Africa's Kassim Kayira reports.