Tunisia: 34 expatriates missing after boat capsize, search operation continues!

Europe News Desk!!! 34 migrants are missing after a boat capsized off Tunisia’s southeast coast. An officer gave this information. The boat carrying 38 migrants from sub-Saharan countries left Tunisia’s Sfax province for the European coast on Thursday, Xinhua news agency quoted the official as saying on Friday. He said that four migrants have been rescued and search is on for the missing.

The Tunisian coast guard has reportedly stopped 56 Italy-bound boats from leaving the country in the past 48 hours. More than 3,000 migrants trying to leave the country have been detained, Houssem Zebabli of the Tunisian National Guard reported the BBC. It is the fifth migrant boat to sink in two days and officials believe it may be headed for Italy. Was going towards Tunisia has become a launch pad for migrants going to Europe. UN figures show that at least 12,000 migrants arriving in Italy this year left Tunisia, compared with 1,300 in the same period last year. Last month, Tunisian President Kais Saied accused sub-Saharan African migrants living in the country of causing the crime wave and described them as a demographic threat.


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