Saturday, October 16, 2021

43 migrants drowned off Tunisia coast

43 migrants drowned off Tunisia coast

Forty three migrants have drowned after their boat sank off Tunisia, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Saturday. The migrants had set off from the Libyan port of Zuwara and were attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

A further 84 were rescued by the Tunisian navy, said Tunisia’s Red Crescent . Those rescued, off the Tunisian fishing port of Zarzis, were aged between three and 40, according to Tunisia’s defense ministry. The Tunisian Red Crescent gave them food and drink while looking for space to house them for the required Covid isolation period, local media radio reported.