Five migrants die, 7 missing after boat capsized off Tunisia -TAP

(Reuters) – Five migrants died and seven others were missing while 23 were rescued after a boat capsized off Tunisia’s Sfax, state news agency (TAP) reported on Monday.

“Coastguard units in Sfax recovered the bodies of 5 migrants and rescued 23 people, while 7 others are missing, after boat carrying mostly Tunisians but also sub-Saharan Africans sank off Sfax’s Sidi Mansour,” it said.

(This story has been corrected after the TAP news agency officially amended the death toll to five, in the headline and in paragraphs 1 and 2)

(Reporting By Tarek Amaraa and Moaz Abd-Alaziz; Writing by Moaz Abd-Alaziz; Editing by Toby Chopra and Chizu Nomiyama)