At least 87 dead bodies of drowned refugees were recovered by rescue workers from a Libyan beach, according to a media official from the coastal city of Sabratha.
The bodies began washing up on the beach of Libya’s Sabratha city, west of Tripoli, on Friday.
According to the media official, 41 bodies were found by a group of volunteers on Saturday and were sent to a morgue for DNA testing before being buried.
The rest of the dead bodies were found over the weekend, the official who didn’t want to be named said on Monday.
Libya has become a very important destination for people seeking to reach Europe. The boats that carry hundreds of refugees often capsize and the refugees die.
Human traffickers have made a lucrative business out of the chaos that Libya has been facing since 2011.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, over 10,000 people who wanted to go to Europe, mostly sub-Saharan Africans, have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean since 2014.
Many people blame Western countries for their help to militants operating in the Middle East for the escaping of refugees from their home countries.