At least 20 migrants drown off coast of Libya: witness

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Posted: Apr 16, 2017 5:43 AM

ROME (Reuters) - At least 20 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned on Sunday in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, a Reuters photographer said.

Photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, who is aboard the rescue ship Phoenix, said he saw 20 bodies while a dinghy was being helped by the crew of the ship, run by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS).

(Reporting by Darrin Zammit Lupi; Writing by Philip Pullella; Editing by Alison Williams)