Libya recovers 82 bodies after migrant boat sinks official

(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) TRIPOLI Dhu-AlQa'dah 13 1436 Aug 28 2015 SPA -- Libya has recovered 82 bodies washed ashore after a boat packed with migrants sank near the western town of Zuwara Reuters quoted a Red Crescent official as saying on Friday.

"About 100 people are still missing" said Ibrahim al-Attoushi the Red Crescent official adding that about 198 migrants had been rescued.

The boat sank on Thursday after leaving Zuwara a major launch pad for smugglers shipping migrants from sub-Saharan Africa or Syria to Italy.

14:50 LOCAL TIME 11:50 GMT

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