Boat sinks with 43 people from Tunisia

Boat sinks with 43 people from Tunisia

TUNISIA : Forty-three migrants have been reported dead after a boat capsized off Tunisia.

The accident happened as it was trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from the Libyan port of Juwara to reach Europe.

Authorities say the Tunisian navy has rescued 84 people from the wreckage.

The Tunisian Ministry of Defense said the rescued were between the ages of three and 40.

Authorities say the boat, which was traveling Monday night, was carrying people from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Bangladesh.

An increasing number of immigrants are trying to reach Europe from North Africa.

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