At least 17 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunis

The coastguard had rescued two Nigerian women in waters off the southern town of Zarzis.
The coastguard had rescued two Nigerian women in waters off the southern town of Zarzis.
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At least 17 African migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Thursday.

The Tunisian coastguard had rescued two Nigerian women in waters off the southern town of Zarzis, Red Crescent official Mongi Slim also told Reuters.

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