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More than 50 migrants reported drowned off Tunisia; 33 saved, say authorities

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Tunisian authorities say greater than 50 migrants have drowned off the coast of the North African nation, whereas 33 others have been rescued by employees from an oil platform.

Defense Ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri mentioned Tuesday {that a} boat carrying the migrants sank Monday off Sfax, on Tunisia’s southeast coast. He mentioned navy items have been despatched to go looking the water for lacking passengers.

Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesperson for the Mediterranean coordination workplace of the International Organization for Migration, mentioned on Twitter that the 33 survivors have been all from Bangladesh. The boat departed from Zwara, Libya, on Sunday, he mentioned.

The nationalities of the individuals who died weren’t instantly clear.

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