80 migrants feared dead off Tunisian coast after setting off Libya’s Zuwara

African refugees and migrants, mostly from Sudan and Senegal, wait for help off the Libyan coast earlier this year.
[photo: The Associated Press]

At least 80 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia.

Four people were rescued from the inflatable vessel – which sank in waters near the town of Zarzis – but one died later in hospital, reports said.

The three Malians who were rescued said that they had set out from Zuwara in Libya.

The country is a main departure point for migrants hoping to reach Europe.

On Wednesday, 35 migrants were killed and over 120 others were wounded in an airstrike by Khalifa Haftar’s forces on the migrants’ detention center in Tajoura.

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