By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 23 February 2017:
The migrant carnage continues. Today a shipping container was found to contain 83 people whom people-smugglers appear to have kept locked up for days as they were transported toward to coast at Khoms. When the container was opened 27 of the occupants were dead, 13 from suffocation and others from dehydration.
The Libyan Red Crescent said that some of the survivors had suffered serious injuries including fractures. No details were given of how the container with its tragic human cargo was found but one suggestion was that it had been abandoned by the smugglers.
A Red Crescent spokesman was reported by Reuters as saying that its workers had also recovered 14 bodies of migrants from a beach near Zuwara and that around 124 others had been rescued.