Why is the Italian island of Lampedusa a magnet for migrants?

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Lampedusa has become a migrant gateway to Europe, but the tiny Italian island is being pushed to its limits, with one official describing the situation there as “literally explosive”.

As part of a special series, Sky News has been looking at the huge numbers of people attempting to make the crossing from North Africa.

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