More bod­ies found in Sa­hara

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

Of­fi­cials re­ported find­ing 30 more bod­ies of peo­ple who died try­ing to cross the Sa­hara desert in Niger.

The dead were be­lieved to have been headed for Libya, where mi­grants then at­tempt to cross the Mediter­ranean Sea to Europe. They prob­a­bly died months ago, author­i­ties said.

The In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Mi­gra­tion said the bod­ies had been found in Dirkou, north­east of Agadez. The dis­cov­ery brings the to­tal over the last week to 48 dead.

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