Forty bodies have been found washed up on Libya’s Mediterranean shore, AP cited the country’s Red Crescent as saying.
Thirteen of the victims were discovered near the capital of Tripoli and the nearby town of Khoms. Twenty-seven others were found east of Tripoli in the town of Zliten, according to Red Crescent spokesman Mohamed Masrati.
He added that the migrants had been trying to escape from sub-Saharan African countries. Local authorities are still looking for another 30 migrants who are believed to have been on the capsized boat.