Libya’s coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants; ‘worst Mediterranean tragedy’ this year | Fox News

Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants Friday, a day after roughly 150 people went missing when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency in the Tripoli said up to 350 migrants were on board boats that capsized Thursday off the town of Khoms, around 75 miles east of Tripoli, in an incident described by a U.N. official as the “worst Mediterranean tragedy” of the year to date.

The migrants include nationals from Eritrea, Egypt, Sudan and Libya.

Rescued migrants rest on a coast some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Tripoli, Libya, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The U.N. refugee agency and the International Rescue Committee say up to 150 may have perished at sea off the coast of Libya. The country’s coast guard says the Europe-bound migrants are missing and feared drowned after the boats they were traveling on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. A spokesman says they rescued around 137 migrants on Thursday. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)

Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants on Friday, a day after roughly 150 people went missing when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea; this is described as “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” of this year.

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