Alexa 37 Bangladeshis rescued from capsized boat in Tunisia

37 Bangladeshis rescued from capsized boat in Tunisia


Published: 14:12 11 July 2019  

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71 migrants, including 37 Bangladeshis, were rescued from the capsized boat on the coast of Tunisia. They were rescued from Libya on the way to Italy on Monday, AFP reported according to the country’s National Guard. 

“When the boat left Juara coast of Libya and reached Kerkennah Islands, the boat capsized,” said Hussam Eiddin Jebali, a spokesman of National Guard. “Rescuers managed to rescue 71 people and took them to the shore on Monday night.”  

“Among them- 37 were Bangladeshis, 8 Moroccan, 8 Egyptians, 7 Algerians, 4 Sudanese, 2 Shad citizens, and a Tunisian citizen. They are all safe and good,” he added. 

Noted that migrants mainly used Libya for traveling to Europe from Africa’s different countries. Last week, a boat with 86 people capsized people on the coast of Tunisia.  

Tunisian authorities recovered at least 16 dead bodies in the incident. Among them- one child and one pregnant woman. Many people in the boat are still missing.