Bodies of 20 migrants retrieved off Tunisia: ministry – HEDGE accordingly

The coastguard on Thursday retrieved the bodies of 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa from waters off Tunisia after their boat capsized, a spokesman for the Tunisian defence ministry said. Five other migrants who were on board were rescued, ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri told AFP, adding that a search operation is still underway. Zekri did not give further details but said the rescue operation took place off Sfax in central Tunisia. But Khaled Hayouni, a spokesman for the interior ministry, gave a different number of confirmed dead, saying 15 bodies had been retrieved. He said the boat was …

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HEDGE accordingly