The Tunisian Coast Guard recovered the body of a baby and a 20-year-old man who died in the shipwreck this Saturday of a boat carrying about twenty migrants off the Gabes shoresin Tunisia, on the route from the Central Mediterranean to Europe.
A total of 13 undocumented TunisiansAccording to the National Coast Guard, they were rescued and security operations continue to search for at least five missing in the incident recorded this morning.
At least 903 people lost their lives or disappeared during the first half of the year, while more than 35,000 people were intercepted by the Tunisian Coast Guard as they prepared to cross the central Mediterranean, the deadliest route known.
Just last weekend, 23 bodies of people who died in shipwrecks were recovered off the Tunisian coast of Sfax, the main starting point for migration to Europe, while at least other 44 are still missing.
Departures by this maritime route have multiplied from Tunisia, which surpassed Libya in the first half of the year as the first country from which boats leave for Europe, mainly Italy, according to UNHCR data. From Italian things