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At least 57 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia -Tunisian Red Crescent

At least 57 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunis as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy and 33 were rescued, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Tuesday.

“Thirty-three Bengalis were rescued (and) 57 others drowned in a boat carrying about 90 migrants that set off from Libya towards Europe,” Red Crescent official Mongi Slim also told Reuters.


FILE -In this Sunday, September 8, 2019 file photo the sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea.

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