Five Tunisian migrants die in shipwreck

May 23, 2015 11:32 AM

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"A migrant boat carrying dozens capsized on Saturday off the coast of Monastir ... Naval forces rescued 49 Tunisian migrants and recovered five bodies of Tunisian migrants," a naval official told Reuters.

Boat smugglers make use of Tunisia's proximity to the Italian island of Lampedusa to ship migrants there, with Tunisian authorities rescuing dozens of people traveling in unsafe boats in the past few weeks.

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