Video: Italian coast guard rescues 107 refugees

According to those rescued there are still 20 people missing after falling into the straight of Sicily

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The Independent Online

Italian coast guard ship "Dattilo" picked up 107 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean on a make-shift raft, they were then transferred to the island of Lampedusa which has been transformed into an immigrant reception center.

It is thought that 20 people are missing after falling into the water before the coast guard could make it to the raft.  The Mediterranean hope organisation talked to the survivors as they landed on Lampedusa, many exhausted and distraught from the loss of their loved ones.

Italy has had 100,000 migrants arrive on its shores this year, and the UN estimate that 2,400 have lost their lives attempting to cross the sea into europe.