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Libyan beaches littered with scores of drowned migrants



Libyan beaches littered with scores of drowned migrants
Following three straight days of shipwrecks at the Mediterranean Sea which saw the death of 45 bodies recovered from the sea and the rescuing of 2,000 others, more bodies were found washed up on beaches near the Libyan city of Zuwarah, a Red Crescent official has said.
The latest discovery is coming after the bodies of at least 85 people were recovered near Zuwarah in the latest disaster involving refugees trying to reach Europe.
According to Al-Khamis al-Bosaifi, a Red Crescent official, most of the victims appeared to be from sub-Saharan Africa, though their bodies were decomposed and it was not clear when they had drowned.
Reports say the bodies of two children were among those recovered with the UN refugee agency UNHCR saying that at least 880 people drowned over the past week following a series of shipwrecks after departures from the North African coast towards Italy surged.
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