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62 Migrant’s Bodies Retrieved Off Libya Coast

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Libya’s Red Crescent said Friday its rescue workers had recovered the bodies of 62 migrants a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks this year in the Mediterranean.

“Our Red Crescent teams have pulled 62 migrants” from the water since Thursday evening, the head of the unit Abdelmoneim Abu Sbeih said.

Aid agencies on Thursday said more than 100 migrants were missing after an overloaded boat sank off the Libyan coast east of the capital near the port city of Khoms.

About 145 migrants were rescued by the Libyan coastguard, and fishermen said the waters were full of floating bodies.

“The bodies are still floating onto the shore continuously, it’s not possible to give a total number,” Abu Sbeih said.

Survivors had reported a total of almost 400 people on board, MSF mission chief Julien Raickman said.

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