Three migrants dead, 10 missing as boat capsizes off Tunisia

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Three people were found dead and another 10 went missing after their boat capsized off Tunisia during an attempt to reach Europe, the country’s coast guard said Friday. “Forty-four people were rescued and 10 are still missing, and we found three bodies,” said Houssem Eddine Jebabli, spokesman for the National Guard of which the coast guard forms part. The migrants, all Tunisians, had set off on Thursday from the coastal region of Sfax with the aim of reaching Italy, he said. Improving weather in recent weeks has prompted a spike in such attempts. Tunisian authorities said last Saturday they ha…

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