Calls for EU to prevent dangerous journeys across sea

  • 5 October 2013
Flowers are laid in the harbour near Lampedusa to remember the 300 people who died when a boat sank there.

The Italian government says the European Union should do more to stop migrants risking their lives to sail across the Mediterranean.

It comes after a boat carrying African migrants sank near the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday 26 September.

It's thought as many as 300 people died when the boat they were travelling on caught fire and sank.

Flowers have been laid near where the boat went down in honour of the victims.

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