2021-02-14 Africa North
Tunisia says 1 migrant dead, 22 missing in shipwreck off Lampedusa
[AlAhram] One migrant is dead and 22 others are missing after their boat sank in the Mediterranean sea off the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Tunisian navy said Saturday.
Bad weather interrupted rescue operations around 100 kilometres (62 miles) northwest of Lampedusa, the navy said, adding that the body of one migrant had been pulled from the water, while 22 were missing.
migrants colonists said their boat had set off overnight Friday to Saturday in the Sidi Mansour area of Sfax province with 48 on board, according to the statement.
migrants colonists who were rescued, including six women, were taken to Tunisia, it added.
Tunisia is just a few hundred kilometres from mainland Europe, and has long been a launchpad for illegal migration to the continent.
The number of
migrants colonists trying to cross to Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
from Tunisia has been on the rise.
The past year has seen a surge in boats trying to cross the Mediterranean, according to European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
border control agency Frontex.
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