About 117 bodies of migrants have been found along a stretch of the Libyan coast, near the town of Zuara, 120km away from the capital, Tripoli. It was announced by the local Red Crescent, via its Facebook account. The humanitarian organization added that it will proceed to recover the bodies. Last week in the same area, the Coast Guard had intercepted four rubber boats with over 450 people on board and some of the migrants who had been rescued, reported that more than one hundred people might have drowned at sea.
Meanwhile, yet another boat sunk south of Crete. It was announced by the Greek authorities, which pointed out that 302 persons were rescued and 3 bodies were recovered. According to media reports, the boat on which the migrants were traveling began to sink in international waters, 75 miles south of the Cretan port of Kalo Limeni. The alarm was initially raised by the Italian Coast Guard, then by the Greek one. There are already four boats that are lending aid in the area, whereas planes and helicopters have departed from the cost. They believe that the boat with migrants on board was attempting to head to Italy.