No fewer than 19 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa died when their boat sank off the Tunisia coast while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

The latest migrant boat disaster off Tunisia was revealed by a human rights group on Sunday, according to Al Jazeera.

In the last four days, five migrant boats have sunk off the southern city of Sfax, leaving 67 missing and nine dead, after a significant increase in boats heading towards Italy.

The Tunisian coast guard rescued five people from the boat off the coast of Mahdia after a journey that started from Sfax beaches, Romadan ben Omar, an official at the Forum for Social and Economic Rights (FTDES), Al Jazeera said.

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