About 50 migrants have been reported dead after the boat in which they were being ferried capsized off the coast of Tunisia, a United Nations migration agency reports.
Three bodies have been found while many more are reportedly missing by Tunisian authorities. About 16 migrants were saved by fishermen after the migrant boat capsized.
The boat was reported to have left Libya on Thursday for the doomed journey, the Tunisian defense ministry said.
About 60 to 70 sub-saharan Africans aboard the boat when it left the city of Zuwara.