June 6, 2018 / 1:13 PM / in 6 months

Tunisian prime minister fires interior minister after boat accident

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has fired Interior Minister‮ ‬Lotfi Brahem, according to a government statement on Wednesday that gave no reason for the decision.

Chahed had earlier said that at the weekend security guards had failed to stop a boat packed with 180 migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast killing at least 68 people.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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