Libyan security forces found the bodies of 16 migrants in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt.
The bodies were found about 310 km south-west of Tobruk, said Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for the eastern-based Libyan National Army.
He said the area was still being searched and no more details were available about the migrants’ identities.
In the past, patrols and rescuers have recovered bodies of Egyptian migrants who died after being stranded or abandoned by smugglers in Libya’s eastern desert.
Some migrate to Libya to search for work and some try to reach Europe by boat.