The Libyan Ministry of the Interior announced this Sunday the recovery of the lifeless bodies of 14 immigrants deceased when their ship wrecked in the Mediterranean during their trip to Europe.
Four other immigrants have survived the wreck of their boat, which carried 60 people on board, according to the information provided by the Ministry. A total of approximately 42 people are missing.
The incident came to the attention of the authorities after the appearance of several bodies on the beaches east of the country’s capital, Tripoli.
The country’s coast guard has announced an operation to try to locate the missing immigrants. The Ministry has not offered more information on the exact location of the shipwreck or when it happened.
The announcement comes a day after Tunisia announced the rescue of 44 immigrants who left Libya. bound for Italy, whose ship was adrift in the middle of the route, according to the head of the Red Crescent in the Tunisian province of Medenine, Munji Salam, reported at the time.