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Tunisia migrants: At least 29 die off coast

At least 29 migrants have died after at least two boats sank off Tunisia's coast within hours of each other, officials say.

The sub-Saharan migrants were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Italy.

  • Cecilia Macaulay
  • BBC

It is the latest in a string of migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia’s coast in the last few days, with five others sinking in the past four days.

This comes after Tunisia launched a campaign against undocumented African migrants.

Meanwhile, Italian officials on the island of Lampedusa say they are overwhelmed, after a record 2,500 migrants arrived in the last 24 hours.

The Italian far-right Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, has warned Europe risks seeing a…

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