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» 48 migrants killed in Tunisia boat capsize
4th June 18

At least 48 migrants died after their boat capsized off the eastern coast of Tunisia, the Tunisian government said.

Sixty-seven others — from Tunisia and elsewhere — were rescued by the coastguard, BBC reported on Sunday.

The country has become an important new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to Europe in the past year.

This comes after moves against human traffickers in Libya, who have regularly enslaved, tortured or murdered migrants.

The latest boat to go down off Tunisia was packed with about 180 people, about 100 whom were Tunisian, the country’s interior ministry said.