117 migrant bodies recovered in Libya (3)

Since yesterday on western coasts - Red Crescent

(ANSAmed) - Cairo, June 3 - The bodies of 117 drowned migrants including 70 women and five children have been recovered since Thursday on beaches in western Libya, the spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, Mohamed Misrati, told ANSA Friday. Operations are continuing to recover more bodies.
    "The nu,ber of bodies found so far is 117, including 70 women and five children, all African," the spokesman said on the phone. "The bodies started to emerge at Zuara, in western Libya near the border with Tunisia, at nine in the morning on Thursday," said Misrati. "Operations to recover the bodies continued until 23:00 and the Red Crescent started again this morning," he said. There has been a surge in migrant departures from Libya recently due to good weather and the recent closure of the Balkan Route.