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Backlash against migrant-smugglers: we wont surrender to these vampires

Libyan town that is a hub of trafficking is trying to stand up to the smugglers, though often it is the migrants who bear the brunt

The body was washed ashore on a westerly breeze, faceless and bloated to such an extent that it didnt fit into its clothes any more. Several others followed, tangled up with seaweed and accompanied by the wooden remnants of a boat.

The locals of Zuwara, in western Libya, know what to do. From the day of the shipwreck a few miles off the coast last Thursday in which almost 150 migrants died, the beach was full of volunteers. So far we have recovered 60 bodies, said a local security chief, Mohamed Bedrush.

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