Five migrant bodies recovered off Libyan coast


Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off ...
Almost 40 people drowned and 75 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast on Saturday PHOTO/COURTESY

Five bodies of drowned migrants were recovered in Libya’s al-Maya on Thursday (November 10) 30 kilometres west of Tripoli.

The ten remaining bodies will be recovered within the next 24 hours, one rescue worker said.

Overall this year 158,000 migrants have made the journey across the Mediterranean to Italy’s coastline.

The increase in the number of migrants is thought to be due to them being told by smugglers that Mediterranean rescue missions will soon be handed over to Libya, which could mean any rescued migrants will be taken ashore in Libya, rather than Italy.

 

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