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Bangladeshi Migrants Stuck at Sea off Tunisia


Dozens of undocumented Bangladeshi migrants who have been stuck in a boat off Tunisia for at least 13 days are refusing to come ashore in the North African country or abandon their quest of reaching Europe, Bangladesh’s ambassador to Libya said Wednesday.Sixty-four Bangladeshi nationals are among 75 migrants stranded on an Egyptian boat that rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea but which Tunisian authorities were barring from docking in a local port, Sk. Sekander Ali, Dhaka’s envoy to Tripoli, told BenarNews.“Besides the Bangladeshi people there are also Moroccans, Sudanese and Egyptians on that boat. All countries are trying to convince Tunisian authorities [to let them in],” the ambassador said by telephone from the Libyan capital. He confirmed details of a news report about the latest saga of people from Bangladesh trying to undertake the dangerous and illicit sea crossing to Europe from North Africa.......................

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