20 migrants found dead in Libya

20 migrants found dead in Libya
# 29 June 2022 20:45 (UTC +04:00)

The bodies of 20 migrants who got lost in the Libyan desert near Chad have been found, said Libyan authorities on Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The bodies were discovered by a truck driver traveling through the desert and were recovered on Tuesday (June 29) about 320 kilometers southwest of Kufra and 120 kilometers from the border with Chad.

"The driver [of the migrants] got lost ... and we believe the group died in the desert about 14 days ago since the last call on a mobilephone there was on June 13," Kufra ambulance chief Ibrahim Belhasan told Reuters by phone.

The ambulance service reportedly released pictures of dead bodies lying around a black pick up truck on the sand. Two of the bodies reportedly were Libyans and the others were believed to be migrants from Chad who had crossed into Libya, the ambulance officials said.

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