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Tunisia recovers bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants

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<p>The bodies of about 20 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were recovered from waters off Tunisia, a legal official said, as a search was launched for 30 others. The coast guard recovered the bodies and a search was launched with divers.</p> <p>Ali Ayadi, a regional health director spoke to the press: “The 22 bodies were received from the Habib Bourguiba University Hospital. The majority of them are sub-Saharans.”</p> <p>Other migrants had told authorities the victims were probably passengers on a boat that set off for Italy last Thursday night with 53 people on board.</p> <p>Illegal crossings from Tunisia to Europe jumped by more than 150 percent in January to April 2010 compared to the same period last year, according to the UN’s refugee agency.</p> <style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/u--ahkOhZsE' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
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