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Libya recovers 82 bodies after migrant boat sinks: Official

Reuters , Friday 28 Aug 2015
Libya Migrants
A sunken boat carrying migrants is pulled in to the port Zuwara, Libya on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (Photo: AP)
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Libya has recovered 82 bodies washed ashore after a boat packed with migrants sank near the western town of Zuwara, a Red Crescent official said on Friday.

"About 100 people are still missing," said Ibrahim al-Attoushi, the Red Crescent official, adding that about 198 migrants had been rescued.

The boat sank on Thursday after leaving Zuwara, a major launch pad for smugglers shipping migrants from sub-Saharan Africa or Syria to Italy.

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