Survivors cling to life as bodies are brought on shore. The daily tragedy of those crossing the mediterranean in search of safety and a better life.
This time, the capsize took place off the shores of Tunisia – a country on the verge of a billion-dollar deal with the EU aimed at preventing people smuggling.
Channel 4 News was in the port city of Sfax as the tragedy unfolded off the coast. And there are distressing images in this report from the outset.