34 migrants drown in Mediterranean shipwreck – IOM

Tunisia's coast guard recovers dead migrants from sunken boat

The U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday that about 34 migrants have died in a shipwreck in the western Mediterranean, which 26 people survived, citing the Moroccan navy and a Spanish aid agency.

The spokesman of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Joel Millman, told Reuters: “The boat was adrift since Sunday with 60 people aboard. At least 34 have drowned; it looks like there were 26 survivors.”

The information came from the Moroccan navy and a Spanish non governmental organisation, Caminando Fronteras, he said.

Agency Report