Near the coast of Tunisia drowned the ship with migrants: tens victims

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Search for bodies continues.

In the crash of a ship off the coast of Tunisia killed 48 workers, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

“In the morning, units of the coast guard of Tunis were able to identify 13 additional bodies, including nine men and four women. Thus the total number of deaths reached 48,” — said in a statement.

While all on Board sank off the South-Eastern coast of Tunisia ship was carrying 53 migrants from various African countries.

“The search for the other migrants continues,” the publication reports.

Information from the preliminary investigation indicate that the ship sailed near the city of Sfax in the direction of the coast of Italy, but sank near the Islands Kernen.

“Last year, Tunisia has become an important new route for migrants trying to reach Europe, and Kernan is known for the fact that they serve one of the main illegal entry points,” adds Xinhua.

We will remind that earlier in Sicily, an unknown ship dropped 400 refugees. The ship managed to escape from helicopters and coast guard ships. They never found the intruder.