June 11, 2020 / 11:21 AM / a month ago

Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia rises to 46

TUNIS (Reuters) - The death toll from a ship packed with African migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast this week has risen to 46 after Tunisia recovered more bodies on Thursday, a civil protection official told Reuters.

On Tuesday 20 bodies were found off the coast of Sfax on Tuesday. A total of 53 people had set out on the boat at the weekend aiming to reach Italy.

Reporting By Tarek Amara

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