- Title: Five migrant bodies recovered off Libyan coast
- Date: 10th November 2016
- Summary: AL-MAYA, LIBYA (NOVEMBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS RECOVERING BODIES OF DROWNED MIGRANTS VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS ON COAST VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS RECOVERING BODIES RESCUE WORKERS CARRYING BODY (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RESCUE WORKER, MOHAMED BEN BARAKA, SAYING: "We were told today of 15 bodies at al-Maya city, and today we recovered five of them and due to lack of capabilities, the rest will be recovered within the next 24 hours." VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS DIGGING RESCUE WORKERS COVERING BODY WITH BAG VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS DIGGING
- Embargoed: 25th November 2016 22:03
- Keywords: migrants death Libya
- Location: AL-MAYA, LIBYA
- City: AL-MAYA, LIBYA
- Country: Libya
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00157V6BT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Five bodies of drowned migrants were recovered in Libya's al-Maya on Thursday (November 10) 30 kilometres west of Tripoli.
The ten remaining bodies will be recovered within the next 24 hours, one rescue worker said.
Overall this year 158,000 migrants have made the journey across the Mediterranean to Italy's coastline.
The increase in the number of migrants is thought to be due to them being told by smugglers that Mediterranean rescue missions will soon be handed over to Libya, which could mean any rescued migrants will be taken ashore in Libya, rather than Italy.
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