Wed 25-05-2022 13:47 PM
TUNIS, 25th May, 2022 (WAM) — Seventy five people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia on Wednesday, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and a security official said, as the numbers risking the dangerous crossing to Europe increase.
The IOM said 24 people had been rescued from the boat, which departed from the beaches of Zawara in Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax, Reuters reported.
A Tunisian security official told Reuters that the coastguard had recovered a body as they continue to search for 75 others who were missing.
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