Bodies of dozens of African refugees wash up on beach


The bodies of dozens of African refugees have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said.

At least 74 bodies were found in Zawiya in the latest tragedy at sea as refugee and migrant deaths reach record levels along the Libya-Italy smuggling route.

Mohammed al-Misrati, a spokesman for Libya’s Red Crescent, said the bodies were found on Monday morning and humanitarian workers retrieved them.

He said a torn rubber boat was found nearby and he expected more bodies to surface as such boats usually carry up to 120 people.
The aid agency posted on its Twitter account photographs of dozens of black and white body bags lined up along the shore.

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