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At Least 43 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck off Tunisia, Red Crescent Says


FILE - Tunisian coast guard members stand next to the dead bodies of migrants in the port of Sfax, Tunisia, Dec. 24, 2020.

At least 43 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, while another 84 were rescued, humanitarian organization the Tunisian Red Crescent told Reuters on Saturday.

The boat that set off from Zuwara, on Libya's northwest coast, included migrants from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Bangladesh.

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