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Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia coast rises to 58

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, rescued by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, in this June 10, 2015 (File photo: AFP)
2019-07-11

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SULAIMANI – The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last weekend has risen to 58 after Tunisia recovered 38 bodies on Thursday, the Tunisian Red Crescent said.

More than 80 African migrants in total are feared to have drowned in the incident, in what would be one of the worst migrant boat disasters to date. The boat capsized after setting off for Europe from neighboring Libya.

(NRT Digital Media/ Reuters)