Thirty one persons rescued off Zembra Island
07/12/2018 13:19, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – A migration attempt from the Zembra Island (el Haouaria, Nabeul governorate) to the Italian coasts was thwarted by the Marine Guard on Wednesday night through to Thursday.

A security source told TAP correspondent that 31 persons, whose boat had broken down, had been rescued.

Three wanted individuals are among the passengers.

Aged between 19 and 47, the rescued are from Ben Arous, El Kabaria, Jendouba and Tataouine. They were all placed in custody and their boat was seized.

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