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Death toll from migrant shipwreck rises to 20

Death toll from migrant shipwreck rises to 20

THE death toll from a migrant shipwreck off Tunisia has risen to 20 people, most of them Syrians, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, a civil protection official told Reuters on Saturday, the latest migrant ship disaster off Tunisia. He said the coastguard recovered eight bodies on Saturday, after finding 12 on Friday. A search was still under way. In recent months, several people have drowned off the Tunisian coast, with an increase in the frequency of attempted crossings to Europe from Tunisia and Libya towards Italy. Hundreds of thousands of people have made the perilous Mediterranean…
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