TUNIS - The death toll from African migrant boats that sank off Tunisia at the weekend rose to 20 people on Monday, a judicial official said, the latest migrant boat disaster off Tunisia.

The coast guard recovered three more bodies on Monday, said Mourad Turki, spokesperson for Sfax Courts.

Seventeen bodies were been recovered at the weekend after four boats carrying 120 African migrants to Italy capsized off the Tunisian city of Sfax.