As a result of the failure of the boat carrying immigrants off Tunisia, 17 immigrants lost their lives and more than 380 immigrants were rescued.
A migrant boat trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy from Libya broke down off the coast of Tunisia.
Tunisian Red Crescent official Mongi Slim reported that at least 17 Bangladeshi migrants drowned and more than 380 were rescued by the Coast Guard.
Slim said the boat departed from Zuwara on Libya’s northwest coast, carrying migrants from Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Mali and Bangladesh.
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