TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The bodies of 16 migrants have washed up on shore at the western Libyan city of Zuwara, a Red Crescent spokesman said on Sunday.
Al-Khamis al-Bosaifi said the bodies, which were recovered on Saturday, were all men who appeared to be from sub-Saharan Africa. "The bodies are decomposed and we have no idea when they drowned," he said.
Libya is a common departure point for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. They travel in ill-equipped boats that often break down or sink.
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More than 3,740 migrant deaths have been recorded this year in the central Mediterranean, most of them on the route between Italy and Libya.
(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Larry King)