Rescue teams searched Wednesday for dozens of people reported missing after a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Europe capsized off the coast of Tunisia.
The International Organization for Migration said 30 people were rescued and 75 missing after the boat capsized off the southern Tunisian city of Sfax. One body has been recovered, authorities said.
Mourad Turki, a spokesman for the Sfax courts, told The Associated Press that the rescued people were between 18 and 40 years old and of various nationalities, including Bangladeshis, Egyptians, Moroccans and Cameroonians.
The number believed to be missing was provisional and could be increased, Turki said. The search continued on Wednesday, according to International Organization for Migration spokeswoman Esma Rihane.
The ship reportedly left Zuwara in northern Libya on Sunday night. According to the Sfax National Guard, the ship ran aground 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the island of Kerkennah, off the coast of Tunisia, although it was unclear exactly when.