Two Moroccans Rescued After Boat Sinks Off Tunisia Killing 35 Migrants

Rabat – More than 30 people were killed after a boat carrying undocumented migrants capsized off Tunisia’s southern coast. The coast guards managed to rescue 67 others, including two Moroccans.The list of victims includes Tunisian nationals and other nationalities, the Tunisian Ministry of Defense said on Sunday.The civil guard also rescued two people from Ivory Coast and two others from Cameroon. Tunisian authorities said that the boat was carrying 180 migrants, including 80 from African nations.Thousands of migrants die every year while attempting to reach Europe.In February, 90 migrants were killed after a migrant boat capsized off the Libyan coast near the city of Zuara. In the same month, Moroccan Royal Navy rescued 71 passengers off the coast of Tangier.Since the beginning of 2018, Morocco-based National Observatory of Human Rights (ONDH) reported in January that over 1000 migrants tried to enter Spain during January 2018.