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Moment hundreds of migrants hold on for dear life as ship capsizes in Mediterranean horror

SHOCKING photos showed a fishing boat capsizing killing some of the migrants on board after more than 5,000 attempted a perilous sea crossing.

Passengers were tossed into the sea with some trying to climb onto the hull, while other tried to swim for lifeboats or towards the Bettica.

Some 550 migrants were aboard the ill-fated vessel, with the death toll standing at five despite the coastguard’s best efforts. 

At least five people died when the boat flipped

Navy swimmers tried to pull the floundering migrants – which included women and children – into boats.

Several motorboats were also used in the rescue operation, and the frigate Bergamini deployed a helicopter.

The arrival of migrants by boat has risen sharply due to calm seas and warm weather.

And after Turkey implemented a deal with the European Union which greatly slowed down the flow of migrants, they have


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