Migrant shipwrecks off Tunisia leave 1 dead, over 80 rescued
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least one migrant has drowned, six are missing and over 80 have been rescued off Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast. Tunisian authorities are reporting a new wave of dangerous attempts by migrant traffickers to cross the Mediterranean Sea and reach Europe. The Tunisian coast guard rescued 11 migrants after an emergency call from a boat that was filling with water Saturday off the city of Sfax. Divers from the Tunisian emergency services retrieved one body, and the captain and chief trafficker fled. Six others who had been aboard the boat are missing. The coast guard also rescued 70 other people from another boat in poor condition.