Two bodies retrieved by Libyan coastguards off Tripoli coast
Libyan coast guard retrieved two dead bodies on Sunday off country’s western coast from a boat carrying more than 80 European-bound migrants.
Of the remaining people on the boat found by a coast guard patrol some 14 kilometres off the coast Garrabulli town, as many as 73 were rescued, including 8 children.
The search for the missing people was underway.
In recent years, thousands of migrants have lost their lives after undertaking dangerous sea travel on overcrowded rubber boats in a bid to escape the turmoil in their own country.
According to a recent report by the United Nations, more than 90,000 people have been displaced in Libya since April 2019 as a result of the armed conflict between Khalifa Haftar’s forces and UN-backed government forces in Tripoli.
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