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Niger migrants' bodies found near Algerian border

The bodies of 92 people who died of thirst trying to cross the Sahara have been found in Niger.

Rescue worker Almoustapha Alhacen said the corpses were in a severe state of decomposition and had been partly eaten, probably by jackals.

The BBC's West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy says some of the group had been tragically close to water when they died.

  • 31 Oct 2013
  • From the section Africa