20 migrants ‘die of thirst’ in Libyan desert

The bodies of 20 migrants who got lost in the Libyan desert near Chad have been discovered.

Rescue services stated they “recovered 20 bodies found in the desert after their vehicle broke down.” In a statement, the service said the vehicle travelled from Chad and was about 120 kilometres inside Libyan territory. “They all died of thirst,” the statement said of the people in the truck.

“The driver got lost … and we believe the group died in the desert about 14 days ago since the last call on a mobile phone there was on June 13,” Kufra ambulance chief Ibrahim Belhasan told the Reuters news agency by phone.

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