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Red Crescent says bodies of 17 people washed ashore in Libya

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By SAMY MAGDY
Associated Press

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — The Libyan Red Crescent says at least 17 bodies, likely of Europe-bound migrants, have washed ashore in western Libya. They were found near the western Libyan town of Zawiya on Tuesday evening. That’s according to the Red Crescent’s branch in the town. The bodies were handed over to authorities for burial. The migrants likely drowned. The U.N. migration agency says more than 1,100 migrants were reported dead or presumed dead in numerous boat mishaps and shipwrecks off Libya so far this year. Meanwhile, a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus got underway on Wednesday at a Tripoli shelter for migrants. It’s organized jointly by Libya and the U.N. migration agency.

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