Over a dozen of African migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea as two small dinghies capsized off the coast of Tunisia, according to RT.
According to the Tunisian authorities, the coastguard off the port of Sfax spotted the sinking boat late Tuesday, said the International Organization for Migration, and managed to pull 22 people from the water, including those from Egypt, Bangladesh, Syria, Somalia and Ghana.
In the same context, rescuers pulled 165 survivors from the floundering boats out of the sea to safety.
But at least 39 of the other passengers were missing and presumed drowned.
Responding to this crisis, the Tunisian National Guard spokesman Houcem Eddine Jebabli said the “search is still on for survivors and bodies”.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Defence said that 39 bodies had been retrieved so far, including children.