14 migrants die, 139 rescued off Tunisia: national guard

At least 14 migrants, including four children, drowned while 139 were rescued Tuesday after two boats sank off the coast of Tunisia, the country’s national guard told AFP. The rescue operation was carried out by the national guard, its spokesman Houcem Eddine Jebabli said, noting that “the search is still on for survivors and bodies”. The death “toll could yet rise”, he warned, adding that the bodies of nine women and one man had so far been retrieved, along with those of the four children. The boats left shore on Monday night or early Tuesday and carried migrants mainly from sub-Saharan Afric…

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