WATCH: Desperate mother screams 'where's my baby?' after boat carrying 100 migrants sinks off Libyan coast
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WATCH: Desperate mother screams 'where's my baby?' after boat carrying 100 migrants sinks off Libyan coast

HEART-WRENCHING footage has emerged of a migrant mother screaming that she has lost her baby at sea after the boat she was travelling on sank off the coast of Libya.

In the video - released by Spanish charity Open Arms NGO - a woman can be seen desperately wailing and asking "where's my baby?" after she's pulled aboard a lifeboat.

"I lost my baby," she can be heard screaming.

"Why me?"

"Where's my baby?"

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Tragically, the mother's baby, Joseph, was found to have drowned along with five other migrants.

Joseph was just six months old.

Dozens of other migrants can be seen in the water, with some even pictured desperately clinging to what is thought to be part of the capsized vessel that was meant to transport them to Europe.

The boat had apparently gotten into difficulty around three hours after leaving Libya and sailing across the Mediterranean Sea.

Open Arms say they rescued up to 100 migrants from the water.

All the migrants saved were taken to a hospital an Italian Coast Guard hospital in Malta.

It's understood that Joseph was later buried on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where his mother was taken by the charity.

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Open Arms said that the boat travelling from Libya was headed towards Italy and was waiting to be assigned a place of safety to disembark.