Bodies of some 27 refugees wash ashore in Libya: Red Crescent

The bodies of at least 27 Europe-bound refugees have washed ashore in western Libya, the country’s Red Crescent has said – the latest tragedy on the world’s deadliest migration route.

The bodies, including those of a baby and two women, were found late on Saturday in two separate locations in the coastal town of Khoms, some 90km (55 miles) from Tripoli, the Red Crescent branch there said.

Three other refugees were rescued, and search efforts were underway for others, it said.

“The bodies’ advanced state of decomposition indicates that the shipwreck happened several days ago,” a security official told AFP news agency, adding the toll could rise.

Images published by Libyan media outlets showed corpses lined up along the shore then placed in body bags.

 

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