57 migrants drown in Mediterranean

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says he will stop migrants trying to reach Europe via Sicily. – EPA pic, June 4, 2018.

AT least 57 people died at the weekend after two migrant boats sank in the Mediterranean, authorities said.

Forty-eight bodies were recovered and 68 people were rescued after a migrant boat sank off the Tunisian coast, official news agency TAP reported yesterday, citing figures from the Defence Ministry.

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