At least 29 African migrants dead as two boats sink off coast of Tunisia

Rescued migrants on the Geo Barents rescue ship, operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday. Photo: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi.

Tarek Amara

At least 29 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa died when their two boats sank off the coast of Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, the Tunisian coast guard said on Sunday.