Death toll in ramming of Tunisian migrant boat rises to 45

Another body recovered by navy

18 October, 11:00

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, OCTOBER 18 - The number of victims recovered from the sea after the ramming by the Tunisian navy of a migrant boat heading to Italy off the Kerkennah islands on the night of October 8-9 has risen to 45, defence minister spokesman Belhassen Oueslati has said.

    The search for the missing continues. Meanwhile the special crisis unit set up by the health ministry is working at full capacity to identify the victims of a tragedy that Tunisian Premier Youssef Chahed has defined a "national drama". At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday he promised to support the victims' families. (ANSAmed).

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