'We had to pay extra for life jackets'
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Egypt migrant boat capsize: Survivors describe ordeal

Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned.

They said about 550 passengers were loaded on to the overcrowded vessel over five days and anyone who wanted a life jacket had to pay.

Authorities have rescued 163 people, and 42 bodies have been recovered.

The BBC's Orla Guerin reports from the port city of Rosetta.

  • 22 Sep 2016