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At least 74 migrants dead in shipwreck off Libya: UN

Forty-seven survivors have been brought to shore by the coast guard and fishermen and 31 bodies have been retrieved while the search for victims continues

AFP , Thursday 12 Nov 2020
Rescue workers recover the dead bodies of migrants
File Photo: Rescue workers recover the dead bodies of migrants on a beach in the coastal suburb of Tajoura, east of Tripoli, Libya August 3, 2020 (Reuters)
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At least 74 migrants died in a shipwreck on Thursday off the Libyan coast, the United Nations' International Organization for Migration said.

"The boat was reported to be carrying over 120 people, among them women and children. Forty-seven survivors have been brought to shore by the coast guard and fishermen and 31 bodies have been retrieved while the search for victims continues," the IOM said in a statement.

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