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75 people missing, one dead, after migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

75 people missing, one dead, after migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

SEVENTY-FIVE people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia, the International Organization for Migration said and a security official said, as the numbers risking the dangerous crossing to Europe increased. The IOM said 24 people had been rescued from the boat, which departed from the beaches of Zawara in Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax. A Tunisian security official told Reuters that the coastguard had recovered a body as they continue to search for 75 others who were missing. In recent months, dozens of people have drowned off the Tunisian coast, with an increase…
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