Sudanese migrant found dead in Libyan desert

A Sudanese irregular migrant was found dead in the desert in southern Libya.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office received a notification regarding a body found in the desert south of Kufra, approximately 49 kilometers (30 miles) from the town, according to a statement Monday from the Kufra branch of the Libyan First Aid Service.

A team consisting of forensic doctors, police and prosecution officials was dispatched to the area, and it was determined that it belonged to a Sudanese irregular migrant.

A preliminary examination found that the migrant died of thirst, the statement said.

Libya is a popular departure point for irregular migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.

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