Boat with more than 70 migrants capsizes near coast of Tunisia

# 17:38
4 July 2019

Earlier in May, at least 70 migrants drowned after their boat capsized and sank in Tunisian waters; in the aftermath of the incident, 16 were rescued by fishermen, APA reports citing Sputnik.

A boat carrying more than 70 migrants overturned off the coast of Tunisia on Wednesday, the Tunisian Red Crescent reported.

According to the Red Crescent official Mongi Slim, four survivors told the Tunisian coast guard that the boat had sunk off the coast of Zarzis.

Mongi Slim added that one of the migrants later died in hospital.