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Tags: ML | Libya

Libya Migrant Disaster Death Toll Rises to 117

Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:33 AM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say they have recovered 12 more bodies, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117.

The rescue team says in a statement Saturday that they have rescued 198 people and that the search is ongoing for missing passengers from two boats that capsized Thursday off the western coastal city of Zuwara with about 500 migrants onboard.

A security official says one more Libyan accused of organizing the dangerous crossing was arrested on Friday, bringing the total to three. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to brief reporters.

Human smuggling has spiked in Libya following the 2011 overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moammer Gadhafi.

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Libyan authorities say they have recovered 12 more bodies, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117.The rescue team says in a statement Saturday that they have rescued 198 people and that the...
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2015-33-29
Saturday, 29 August 2015 11:33 AM
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