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Migrants: Tunisia, the bodies of nine people recovered including a newborn

The vessel left yesterday from the Sfax region, in the centre-east of the country, headed for the Italian coast

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National Guard agents tunisia have recovered the bodies of nine migrants from sub-Saharan Africa whose boat sank while trying to reach Europe. This was announced today by the authorities in Tunis, according to which the bodies belong to four adults and as many children, as well as a newborn. The operation took place on the coasts of Sfax and Mahdia.

Today the non-governmental organization Alarm Phone wrote on Twitter that over 2 boats of migrants have departed from Tunisia in the last 20 days. Yesterday, March 24, Faouzi Masmoudi, spokesman for the Sfax court, said that at least 34 people were missing at sea off the coast of Tunisia after the boat they were traveling on sank. There were 38 people on the boat, four of whom were rescued, specified the court spokesman who has opened an investigation.

The boat left yesterday from the Sfax region, in the centre-east of the country, bound for the Italian coast. On February 21, the president of Tunisia, Kais Saied, said that the presence in the country of "hordes" of illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa is a source of "violence and crime" and is part of a "criminal enterprise". aimed at "changing the demographic composition" of the country. According to the most recent data released by the Viminale, from the beginning of the year until 23 March, the first nationality among the migrants landed is the Ivorian one, with 3.347 people. Guinea follows (2.957), Pakistan (1.986), Bangladesh (1.896) and Tunisia (1.587).

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