At least 20 more migrants have died in a shipwreck hours after 74 others were drowned in a separate accident off the coast of the Libyan port of Khoms, rescuers say.
The UN mission in Libya, meanwhile, voiced concern about an escalation of fighting between rival forces over Tripoli in recent days and also condemned Haftar militias' “indiscriminate bombardment” of civilian neighbourhoods in Tripoli.
Recent escalation of fighting between the UN-recognised government in Tripoli and warlord Haftar's militia has fueled concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus. Libya has reported at least 26 cases of the virus and one fatality.
Libya's UN-recognised government forces seized control of a strategic town and city near the capital Tripoli from militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar.
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