A shocking video has emerged of a dinghy packed with migrants sinking in the Mediterranean after they mistook a Tunisian trawler for a coastguard ship.
The footage appeared on the internet today and comes as the Italian coastguard warned that eight people had died and many more were missing after another migrant boat went down in the Mediterranean.
It is not clear if the footage is from this week or from the summer but it clearly shows the large white dinghy aiming itself at the ship.
It comes alongside the trawler and, as the migrants desperately try to climb up the side of the fishing vessel, the dinghy capsizes and dozens are thrown into the sea.
Many of the migrants clearly cannot swim and only a handful are wearing lifebelts.
As a man onboard the trawler's deck shouts in Italian: 'Calma (Stay calm)' the situation gets worse and eventually the bodies of people who have clearly drowned can be seen floating on the surface.