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Eight migrants' bodies found off Tunisia

The Tunisian Red Crescent Society said on Monday that eight bodies of migrants, probably Tunisians who had been missing for a fortnight, had been recovered by sailors off the coast of southeast Tunisia.

"Sailors found eight bodies of migrants off the coast of Zarzis (south-east) on Monday morning, whose boat is believed to have sunk a fortnight ago," Mongi Slim, head of the Red Crescent in Medenine, near Zarzis, told AFP.

DNA samples have been taken from the bodies to identify them, the same source said.

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