Migrant Ship Sinks Off Tunisia
A fishing vessel overloaded with migrants capsized 20 miles off the coast of Tunisia ‘s Kerkennah Islands. Rescue operations conducted by Tunisian military boats were able to rescue some 570 people of the 800 reported on board. Many of the migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia were seeking asylum and was headed for Lampedusa Island.
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- More than 200 immigrants missing off Tunisia coast (sfgate.com)