Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia rises to 72

TUNIS(Reuters) – The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last week has risen to 72, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Friday.

The organization believes that the eventual toll could be higher than 80, which would make it one of the worst migrant boat disasters to date. The boat capsized after setting off for Europe from neighboring Libya.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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