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Bodies of migrants who drowned off the coast of Tunisia will take days to resurface: Red Crescent

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The head of Tunisia’s Red Crescent says the bodies of dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya will take days to surface.

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Mongi Slim told The Associated Press Saturday that around 75 migrants left the Libyan city Zouara aboard a boat that capsized Friday. Of those, Mongi said, only 16 survived after being rescued by a Tunisian fishing boat. He said the 14 Bangladeshis, a Moroccan and an Egyptian are receiving care from the U.N. refugee agency in Medenine, a southern Tunisian city.

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Slim estimated that around 55 bodies are still unaccounted-for — nationals of Bangladesh, Egypt, Morocco and unspecified countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The International Organization for Migration called it the deadliest migrant boat sinking since January.

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