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Day: June 10, 2020

20 Drown After Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes Off Tunisia Coast

20 Drown After Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes Off Tunisia Coast

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By Elite News Reporter At least 20 people are confirmed to have died after a boat carrying migrants sunk off Tunisia's coast, according to reports coming in. The boat, which was heading towards Italy, was carrying 53 people when it sank although rescue operations were still ongoing by the time of filing this story. Sfax court spokesman Mourad Tourki said on Tuesday an investigation had been opened following the shipwreck off the Kerkennah Islands that killed people from countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Tourki said a total of 53 people had set out on the boat aiming to reach Italy's coast, adding that a search operation continued for the remaining passengers. Last month, Tunisian authorities said at least one migrant drowned and six were missing from another shipwreck. More...