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Around 100 people were missing and feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea after their smugglers' boat capsized, said Libyan coast guard.
About 72,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea in 2017 marking 20 percent increase on the same period last year, and more than 2,000 have died in the attempt.
Local authorities will take the bodies to a cemetery in the capital of Tripoli that's allocated for unidentified persons in Libya.
Deaths linked to Mediterranean crossings by migrants mostly seeking economic opportunity or relative peace in Europe have spiked in 2016.
Fifteen rescue operations were conducted on Saturday, almost twice as many as on Friday when 1,200 people were rescued.
MSF said its chartered rescue ship counted 11 corpses on the dinghy's floor, which was flooded with a mixture of fuel and seawater.