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Thirty nine Bangladeshis are still missing in Tunisian boat capsize

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special Correspondent, Barta24.com | 15 May 2019, 03:20PM

Thirty nine Bangladeshis are still missing in Tunisian boat capsize
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Photo: Collected

Thirty-nine Bangladeshis are still missing in Tunisian boat capsize while the dead body of one was recovered. Fourteen were rescued of them the condition of four is very serious.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in his office on Wednesday (May 15) gave this information. He said, ‘Bangladesh ambassador in Libya has sent a list of the Bangladeshis containing the names of the dead, missing and rescued in the boat capsize in the coast of the Mediterranean sea adjacent to Tunisia.’

Of the missing 22 are from greater Sylhet, said Abdul Momen.

The Bangladesh embassy in Libya informed that they have prepared the list after talking to the rescued persons. The list could not be verified still.

On the other hand the river craft with 130 passengers in the same water way reached Italy safely, the Foreign Minister said where there were also 70 Bangladeshis.

A big size boat with 75 migrants started for Italy in the deep night of Thursday(May 9) from Libya. In the deep sea when they were shifted to a small boat it capsized within moments.

On Saturday a group of Tunisian fishermen brought them to Jarzji town after rescuing 16 persons. Of the rescued 14 were Bangladeshis. The fishermen informed that the rescued managed to float themselves in the cold water of the sea for eight hours.

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