Libyan Navy Rescues 200 Migrants, Recovers 31 Corpses

File photo shows a migrant boat in distress in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Reuters

More than 30 migrants died and 200 others were rescued on Saturday when their boats foundered off Libya’s western coast, the Libyan navy said.

The coastguard conducted two rescue operations off the city of Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of Tripoli, spokesman Colonel Abu Ajila Abdelbarri said.

He added that patrols had found 31 bodies and 60 survivors from one boat, along with a further 140 survivors from a second.

 

Source: AFP

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