TUNIS, Tunisia — The head of Tunisia’s Red Crescent states the bodies of lots of migrants who drowned attempting to reach Europe from Libya will take days to surface area.
Mongi Slim informed The Associated Press Saturday that around 75 migrants left the Libyan city Zouara aboard a boat that capsized Friday. Of those, Mongi stated, just 16 made it through after being saved by a Tunisian fishing boat. He stated the 14 Bangladeshis, a Moroccan and an Egyptian are getting care from the U.N. refugee company in Medenine, a southern Tunisian city.
Slim approximated that around 55 bodies are still unaccounted-for — nationals of Bangladesh, Egypt, Morocco and undefined nations in sub-Saharan Africa.
The International Organization for Migration called it the most dangerous migrant boat sinking considering that January.