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At Least 70 Dead As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Tunisia

TUNIS: At least 70 migrants drowned on Friday as a boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the United Nations migration agency said.

The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration said the sunken boat took to the sea from neighbouring Libya, where renewed warfare between rival factions has gripped the capital Tripoli in the past five weeks. It put the number of victims at 50, with 16 survivors.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) called Friday’s incident one of the deadliest refugee boat sinkings this year.