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Egypt: Death toll rises as bodies of 168 migrants recovered off Mediterranean coast01:51

Egypt: Death toll rises as bodies of 168 migrants recovered off Mediterranean coast

Egypt, Rosetta
September 25, 2016 at 08:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Egyptian rescue workers continued to recover bodies from the Mediterranean coast, on Sunday, after the country’s military reported that they had discovered some 168 bodies following the sinking of a migrant ship trying to reach Europe.

Some 163 survivors were picked up from the overcrowded fishing vessel which was headed to Italy from Egypt before it capsized on Wednesday off the port city of Rosetta.

According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014.

Egypt: Death toll rises as bodies of 168 migrants recovered off Mediterranean coast01:51
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Egyptian rescue workers continued to recover bodies from the Mediterranean coast, on Sunday, after the country’s military reported that they had discovered some 168 bodies following the sinking of a migrant ship trying to reach Europe.

Some 163 survivors were picked up from the overcrowded fishing vessel which was headed to Italy from Egypt before it capsized on Wednesday off the port city of Rosetta.

According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014.