74 dead migrants wash ashore in Libya

Jarrod Sierocki

The Italian Coast Guard rescued approximately 1,300 migrants from the central Mediterranean Sea over a 24-hour period, the agency said on Thursday, February 2. The people were rescued from six make-shift boats. An Italian report said another 100 people were rescued by a humanitarian ship chartered by SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders. A summit is planned for Friday in Malta to address the ongoing migrant crisis and human trafficking from Libya. Credit: Italian Coast Guard via Storyful

Libya’s Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. Libya Red Crescent/ Twitter

SCORES of bodies, presumably of African migrants, washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Libya’s Red Crescent spokesman said on Tuesday.

At least 74 bodies were found on the beach in Zawiya but the circumstances of their drowning remained a mystery, the aid organization’s spokesman Mohammed al- Mis…

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