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Tunisia says 36 migrants dead in latest Mediterranean shipwreck

Sep 01, 2014    

TUNIS (Reuters) The Tunisian coast guard on Saturday recovered the bodies of 21 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the maritime border with Libya, officials said.They said the total number of victims found after the sinking was 36, adding that the overcrowded boat probably started its illfated journey to Europe in neighbouring Libya, a frequent departure point for illegal migrants."The coast guard recovered on Saturday 21 other bodies. The death toll rose to 36," Mustapha Abd El Kabir, an official in Ben Guerdan city, ...

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