Tunisia migrant ship death toll rises


Tunisia recovered more bodies from a ship that sank off the coast on Sunday carrying African migrants, bringing the death toll to 17, a judicial official told Reuters.

About 30 people set out on the boat aiming to reach Italy, officials said.

Tunisia’s coast guard recovered more bodies on Tuesday and Monday off the coast near Sfax, bringing the number of deaths to at least 17, Mourad Tourki Sfax court spokesman said.

He said rescuers found seven survivors.