Thirty seven people were killed and more than 200 others were rescued when a boat capsized on the Mediterranean on Frida-.

Many on board the boat were Syrians escaping the country's civil war.

Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta, said that the region was fast turning into a cemetery and has pleaded for help.

Al Jazeera's Karl Stagno-Navarra reports from Malta.

Source: Al Jazeera