The Mediterranean has as soon as once more claimed lives. No less than 20 individuals have drowned on Christmas Eve when a ship carrying African migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia.

With the Tunisian authorities, the boat was on its solution to the Italian island of Lampedusa. The boat set sail from Sfax, which has change into a well-liked port of departure for unlawful border crossings.

– The boat sank about ten kilometers in entrance of Sfax. 20 our bodies have been discovered, 5 extra have been saved. They’re all from sub-Saharan Africa, the Tunisian safety authority Ali Ayari tells Reuters.

The Tunisian Coast Guard has managed to rescue 5 individuals. They’re nonetheless on the lookout for about 20 others. There have been about 45 individuals within the boat in whole.

The Mediterranean has change into the deadliest border on the earth. About 20,000 individuals have died in 5 years. From the Mediterranean, Italy and Malta, specifically, and Greece by Turkey, specifically.

European and African authorities are patrolling the Mediterranean and rescuing migrants in misery. The motion has provoked a lot debate. The opposite half believes that drowning should assist, whereas the opposite half considers a harmful sea journey rescue encourage entrepreneurship.