2 migrants dead, 5 missing in shipwreck off Tunisia
Updated 17:57, 12-Aug-2023

At least two Tunisians died when their Europe-bound boat sank Saturday off the North African country's southeastern shores, the coastguard said, adding five others were missing. 

The vessel carrying 20 Tunisians went down at 2 a.m. (0100 GMT) 120 meters from land and 13 passengers had been rescued, a statement said as search operations continue.

The North African country is facing a record wave of migration this year and frequent catastrophes involving boats heading to the Italian coast.

(With input from agencies) 

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