Five Tunisians die, seven missing after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia
Migrants of African origin trying to flee to Europe are crammed on board of a small boat, as Tunisian coast guards prepare to transfer them onto their vessel, at sea between Tunisia and Italy, on August 10, 2023. (AFP)
At least five Tunisians died and seven others were missing, after a migrant boat capsized off the Tunisian coast, a judicial official told Reuters on Monday.
The boat was carrying 35 people, most of them Tunisians, while 23 were rescued, Judge Faouzi Masmoudi, said.