Friday, June 3, 2011

Displayed the bodies of 150 immigrants who were shipwrecked off the coast of Tunisia

A UN source has announced that they have found the bodies of 150 African immigrants off the coast of Tunisia. The bodies belong, almost certainly, for the 200 missing from a ship wrecked in that area. Immigrants, which could be up to 270, were on a fishing boat which faded. Another 570 were rescued. Iban in more than boat.

The illegal immigrants were mostly sub-Saharan and Libyan fleeing conflict with the intention of arriving in Italy. Carole Laleve, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has stated that the bodies were on "the coasts of Kerkenah" and that "the search operations are continuing." The boats full of immigrants encountered problems last Tuesday, about 20 miles Kerkenah while traveling to Italy.

Tunisian coastguard and military rescued a total of 570 people, but many others fell into the water, partly by the effects of strong waves.

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