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14 bodies of migrants washed up on a Tunisian beach

Tunisian authorities announced on Wednesday evening that they had found the bodies of 14 migrants in recent days off the coast of Djerba island. “Bodies started washing up on the shores of Djerba Island on Friday. “Fourteen bodies have been found, most of which are migrants from sub-Saharan Africa,” prosecutor Fathi Bakous told Agence France-Presse (AFP). Among the victims is an Egyptian, who was identified by the passport found on him, according to the same source. On Tuesday, the Tunisian authorities announced that off the coast of the city of Sfax, the coast guard had recovered the bodies of another 22 migrants since Saturday. Tunisia is, along with Libya, a key point of departure for thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and conflict in other parts of Africa and the Middle East in the hope of a better life in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration, 2,498 […]
Source: News Beast

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