Illegal migrants, who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, arrive at the naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 6, 2017. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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More than 200 migrants are feared to have died in the Mediterranean over the weekend, according to testimony from survivors, and several bodies, including that of an infant, have washed up on a Libyan beach.About 7,500 people have been rescued off the coast of Libya since Thursday, the Italian and Libyan coast guards said. Two groups of survivors told the organizations that hundreds drowned when their rubber boats began to deflate before rescuers arrived.More than 60 are feared dead and three bodies were recovered Saturday, survivors brought to Sicily Sunday told the Italian coast guard. Separately, Libya's coast guard picked up seven survivors over the weekend who said they had been on a boat packed with 170 migrants.
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