Wednesday

18th Jan 2017

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Libya counts 87 bodies washed up on beach

The number of bodies of migrants recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87, local officials said Tuesday. The bodies began washing up on the city's beach west of Tripoli on Friday. Smuggling people from Libya booms in the summer, when the Mediterranean sea is calm. Traffickers pack unsafe boats with migrants headed for the perilous journey to Italy just 300 km away from Libya.

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