Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck




 
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August 30th, 2014  
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Topic: Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck


The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said. They said the total number of victims found after the sinking was 36, adding that the overcrowded boat probably started its ill-fated journey to Europe in neighboring Libya, a frequent departure point for illegal migrants. "The coast guard recovered on Saturday 21 other bodies. The death toll rose to 36," Mustapha Abd El Kabir, an official in Ben Guerdan city, said.

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