Libya’s authorities bury 46 migrants who drowned off the coast last Friday

Migrants rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean sea. [Archive – Mahmud TURKIA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES]
Libyan authorities buried the bodies of 46 migrants  on Sunday after they were recovered from the sea following one of deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean so far this year.

Rescue workers said on Friday they had recovered the bodies of 62 migrants from the waters off Libya after the overloaded boat went down off the city of Khoms, east of the capital.

Authorities said the bodies of the remaining 16 would be buried later.

Seven migrants rescued from the wreck helped lay their companions to rest.

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