(BBC) – Italy’s navy says it has rescued 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, but about 50 others are missing.
A warship was able to pick up about half of those on board. Another two people were rescued after being spotted clinging to a floating barrel.
Meanwhile, migrants continue to arrive on the Greek island of Kos, where tensions are growing over the influx.
The European Commission has called the situation “beyond urgent”.
A spokeswoman said that a “collective European response” was required to deal with the hundreds of thousands of people trying to reach European shores.