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Eight Migrants Killed in Tunisia Road Accident

TUNIS: A road accident overnight in central Tunisia killed nine people including eight sub-Saharan African migrants, authorities said on Monday. It happened when the truck they were in overturned on a road between Nasrallah and Manzel Mhiri in the Kairouan region, a civil defense official said.

Another five people were injured in the accident, the majority of them migrants. Road accidents are common in rural Tunisia, a country of around 12 million people, because of the poor state of some roads and vehicles. Official figures show that road accidents have killed more than 850 people this year, an increase of nearly 18 percent on the same period in 2022.