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    Dozens of migrant bodies are washed ashore in Libya

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Amid tragic scenes on a Libyan beach, bodies of would-be migrants have been washed ashore.

    More than 100 have been recovered by the Libyan authorities. They are thought to be from a shipwreck at sea last week.

    One member of the coast guard said dozens more bodies could still turn up.

    In the absence of documentation, rescue workers are unable to make a list of the victims or establish their nationalities.

    Thousands of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, have crowded into rickety vessels in recent months in an effort to reach Italian shores. All too many have been wrecked.