Fishermen Discover Eight Bodies In Tunisian Coastal Town

Written by on October 11, 2022

Some fishermen discovered the bodies of eight people off the coast of the southern Tunisian town of Zarzis on Monday. It was gathered that the victims are probably immigrants who had been travelling in a boat that left on September 21.

In his reaction to the incident, the head of the Red Crescent in Medenine, Mongi Slim said, the bodies have spent more than two weeks in the water, so their identification is very difficult.

The latest discovery of bodies comes after the remains of three people were found last week on Tunisia’s southern coast. One of them, that of a woman stranded near the island of Djerba, has already been identified by her family.

According to officials, teams of forensic scientists are currently in Zarzis to take DNA samples from the bodies of the deceased and compare them with those of their relatives, in order to identify them.


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