(ANSA) - TUNIS, MARCH 24 - Thirty-four migrants from sub-Saharan African countries are missing after the boat they were traveling on sank today off the Tunisian coast.
This was stated by a spokesman for the Sfax court, from whose shores the migrants had left for Italy.
There were 38 people on the boat, 4 of whom were rescued, specified the court spokesman who has opened an investigation.
According to the spokesman, Faouzi Masmoudi, all the migrants on board the boat are citizens of sub-Saharan African countries.
Alarm Phone had declared this morning on its Twitter account that "40 people risk drowning in the central Mediterranean".
"A relative informed us of a boat in distress trying to flee Tunisia. People are reporting that the so-called Tunisian coastguards removed their engine, beat some of them and abandoned them at sea. Put an end to this violence!" Alarm added. Phone.