Hassan in the sea
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The moment my dinghy sank in the Med - on video

Hassan, an English teacher who had been tortured in Syria, knew that crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe would be dangerous.

"Boats were going down," he says. "But for some reason you feel 'No, it's not going to happen to me.'"

It did happen to him though - and he filmed as smugglers put him on an overcrowded rubber dinghy that sank between Turkey and Greece.

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Includes music composed by Simon Russell

Video editor: Trace Taylor

  • 12 Jul 2016
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