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Found the bodies of 16 migrants on the Libyan coast

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The bodies of 16 migrants have been found on a beach near the western Libyan town of Zwara, the Libyan Red Crescent said on Sunday. The migrants had been attempting to reach Europe, Khames El Boussefi, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, said. Al Bosaifi said the bodies, which were recovered on Saturday, were all men who appeared to be from sub-Saharan Africa. “We have not been able to verify their nationalities, but they are presumed drowned after their boat sank,” he said, adding that none of the migrants had identity documents. “The remains were handed over to the authorities who will take care of their burial,” he said. Libya is a common departure point for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. They travel in ill-equipped boats that often break down or sink.

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