No fewer than 70 migrants have drowned after their boat sank off the coast of Tunisia, Tunisia state news agency, TAP said on Friday.
“Coastguard units are trying to recover the bodies of the dead off the Tunisian coastal city of Sfax,’’ the agency said quoting local officials.
According to the report, 16 other people were rescued by fishermen near the site of the accident.
“The migrants were from sub-Saharan Africa,” the agency reported without further details.
It was not made clear how many people were on board the boat, which is reportedly believed to be heading to Europe from Libya.