Irregular migration boat capsizes off Sfax's coast leaving 1 dead, 6 missing
23/05/2020 11:24, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - An irregular migration boat sank on Friday at midnight off Thyna's coast in Ras Tabia locality (Sfax governorate) leaving 1 dead, 6 missing and 13 survivors (all Tunisians)

The boat had capsized, Regional Civil Protection Director in Sfax Colonel Mourad Mechri told TAP.

Eleven passengers were rescued by the Maritime Guard and Civil Protection units, while the boat's captain and his assistant fled.

An investigation is on to determine the exact number of passengers, missing people and the accident's circumstances.

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