25 illegal migrants were rescued on the offshore of the east coast of the Sfax city, Tunisian naval forces said Thursday evening in a statement.
“The Tunisian Naval Forces have rescued 25 illegal migrants from drowning after boat broken down due to the foul weather conditions off Sfax city,” the same statement added.
Migrants were from Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Bangladesh, Chad and Morocco as well as Tunisia along with a three-year old child on board.
The statement noted the migrants left from Libya’s northwestern Zuwarah port on Monday night towards Italy.
The Tunisian coast has been experiencing a flow of undocumented migrants coming from Northern African towards the European coast since last October.
According to the Tunisian Interior Ministry, 7,327 undocumented migrants were held during 2017 until the month of November.