Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)

At least 17 dead have washed up on the shores of western Libya, suspected to be migrants on their way to Europe.

According to a Libyan Red Crescent official, the deceased are believed to have drowned after their boat overturned.

The bodies were discovered near the western Libyan town of Zawiya on Tuesday, October 5, and have been handed over to authorities for burial.

The Red Crescent shared photos on Facebook of its workers carrying white body bags against a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

More than 1,100 migrants have been confirmed killed or thought dead in multiple boat incidents and disasters off the coast of Libya this year, according to the UN migration agency IOM.

Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)
Bodies of 17 Europe-bound migrants wash ashore in Libya (photos)

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