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Libya finds 29 bodies of apparent migrants on beach

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Added 25th October 2015 04:54 PM

The bodies of 29 people thought to be migrants have been discovered on beaches around a city 160 kilometres (100 miles) east of Tripoli, the Red Crescent said.

Libya finds 29 bodies of apparent migrants on beach

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, some 50 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisias coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on April 13, 2015. The bodies of 29 people thought to be migrants have been discovered on beaches around a city 160 kilometres (100 miles) east of Tripoli

The bodies of 29 people thought to be migrants have been discovered on beaches around a city 160 kilometres (100 miles) east of Tripoli, the Red Crescent said.

TRIPOLI - The bodies of 29 people thought to be migrants have been discovered on beaches around a city 160 kilometres (100 miles) east of Tripoli, the Red Crescent said.

"Local residents told us about bodies on the beaches around Zliten," spokesman Mohamed al-Misrati said. "We discovered 25 bodies, then another four."

Misrati did not give any further details about the nationality of the deceased, but the Tripoli authorities' official news agency reported that they were from Africa.

The Red Crescent was expecting to recover several more bodies this Sunday, the press agency quoted Misrati as saying.

The North African country, with its 1,770 kilometres of poorly patrolled coastline, is a popular jumping off point for migrants seeking to reach Europe.

The most popular destination is the Italian island of Lampedusa, barely 300 kilometres away.

AFP
 

Libya finds 29 bodies of apparent migrants on beach

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