At least 11 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

TUNIS – At least 11 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s southern coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

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The rescue operation was ongoing, the ministry said in a statement. The migrants were of Tunisian and other nationalities. Unemployed Tunisians and Africans often try to depart in makeshift boats from Tunisia to Sicily in Italy.

Reuters

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