At least 8 women and 3 children die as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia
Boat with about 30 people on board sank on route to Italian island of Lampedusa
Boats seized from migrants gathered inside the port at Lampedusa, Italy in August. File photograph: Lorenzo Palizzolo/Getty Images
Tunisia’s coast guard recovered the bodies of eight women and three children off the coast near Sfax late on Sunday, he said.
About 30 people had set out on the boat, aiming to reach Italy, officials said.
The coast guard is searching for the other missing people.