Rescuers search for five missing after migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

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TUNIS, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A vessel carrying astatine slightest 16 migrants who were trying to transverse the Mediterranean to Italy sank disconnected the Tunisian seashore connected Tuesday, with astatine slightest 5 radical missing and 1 assemblage recovered, a information authoritative said.

The authoritative told Reuters 10 radical had been rescued.

Coastguard units were continuing to hunt for the missing radical who were connected committee the vessel that capsized disconnected the seashore astatine the bluish metropolis of Bizerte.

In caller months, dozens of radical person drowned arsenic the frequence of attempted crossings from Tunisia and Libya towards Italy has increased.

Hundreds of thousands of radical person made the perilous travel crossing the Mediterranean successful the past years.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Alex Richardson and Alison Williams

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