Migrants sit aboard a rescue boat after fleeing Libya, assisted by members of a Spanish NGO, during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 25 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. At least three people have died on Thursday
TRIPOLI - 28 June 2017:The bodies of at least 25 migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe were found near Tripoli, the Libyan Red Crescent said.
Some of the corpses were washed ashore on a beach near the Libyan capital, but most were on rocks off the suburb of Tajoura in a state of decomposition, The Daily Mail reported.
The onset of warm weather has seen a surge in migrants boarding boats for the perilous journey across the Mediterranean, putting pressure on rescue services.
Italy's coastguard said more than 8,000 migrants had been rescued off the coast of Libya in a 48-hour period to Tuesday