At least 70 people have just lost their lives after a tragic boating accident off the coast of Tunisia. Reports from the local area say that more victims are still missing.
16 people have been rescued at this time. The boat was said to have been carrying migrants from Libya.
"The boat, carrying migrants of sub-Saharan origin, set sail from Libya, TAP said, quoting a regional source. The number of victims could rise as Tunisia's Navy continues its recovery efforts, TAP reported. It added that the bodies of victims will be transferred to the Sfax Habib Bourguiba University Hospital," reported CNN.
The tragic accident is the latest boat accidents involving immigrants. This year, 443 migrants have died in the Mediterranean. There have reportedly been 25,451 attempted crossings in the area this year.
Please join us in praying for the people of the region. We also pray for all those who lost loved ones in the horrible accident. May God's peace bring them healing and comfort them.
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