Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Following the Syrian crisis, which started in 2011, the migration route of the Eastern Mediterranean, which immigrants used frequently to cross Europe, was once again taken. The United Nations Refugee Agency, a boat carrying asylum seekers off the coast of Tunisia, 50 refugees were killed died. 16 people on the boat were able to survive.
The statement also about 40 nautical miles off the coastline of Tunisia, the first intervention to the accident, and the ship on the boat made the first intervention, said about 70 people.
Officials of the Tunisian International Asylum Bureau stated that the smuggling boat sent a help signal, and that the rescued migrants were in Bangladesh, Morocco and other citizens.
While search and rescue work is underway in the region, there is concern that the number of deaths may increase.