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Europe-bound boat capsizes off Tunisia, migrant bodies recovered

The bodies found were eight women and three children, a security source was quoted as saying.

• October 12, 2020
Migrant boat used to illustrate the story.
Migrant boat used to illustrate the story.

A migrant boat ferrying 25 migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa sank off the Tunisian coast on Sunday, news agency TAP reported.

The boat capsized off the coast of Louata in the province of Sfax. At least, 11 dead bodies were recovered in the accident.

The bodies found were eight women and three children, a security source was quoted as saying.

Seven others were rescued by the Tunisian coastguard, as rescue operations continued in search of more survivors.

In June, a migrant boat sank off Sfax, leaving at least 60 people dead.

The Tunisian coast has become a common launch point for thousands of migrants from West Africa and even Tunisians, who seek better life in Europe.

(dpa/NAN)

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