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Mediterranean Sea: Atleast 8 Migrants die Off Coast of Tunisia, many missing

At least 11 people have died in a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia, with 12 others still missing.

Tunisia’s coastguard rescued 14 people after the boat, which was carrying 37 migrants to Italy, sank on Tuesday

Five more bodies were recovered on Saturday night, State News Agency TAP Reports bringing the death toll to 11.

More than 1,000 migrants are thought to have died this year attempting to cross the central Mediterranean.

The Tunisian boat set off from the Sfax region, with the boat sinking around 40 miles further up the coast near Chebba, Mahdia.

The coastline around Sfax has become a major departure point for people trying to cross the Mediterranean in the hope of reaching Europe.

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