More than 100 migrants’ bodies were recovered from the Mediterranean on Friday, after a smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Libya. According to the Associated Press, more than 1,000 people have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in the past 10 days.
The boat, which normally carries about 125 people, was reportedly found empty. Libyan navy spokesman Col. Ayoub Gassim said that the coast guard had found the ship on Thursday, and believed it may have capsized on Wednesday.
Elsewhere on Friday, off the coast of the island of Crete, Greek authorities rescued 340 people from another sinking smuggling boat. Four bodies were recovered.