Italian media said a refrigerated lorry was waiting at the dock to take away the bodies for examination by forensic experts.

Shortly after the bodies were brought ashore, Libya's coast guard announced that another boat, carrying around 200 migrants, had capsized off the country's coast. At least 10 people drowned in that incident. The search for survivors was ongoing.
Since the start of the year, more than 107,000 migrants have landed on Italy's shores, while another 157,000 have made their way across the water to Greece, according to the Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
Around 2,300 have died trying to reach European shores, according to media reports.


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