The boat sank on June 7 after sailing from the Libyan town of Zuwarah, close to the Tunisian border, and was heading for Italy, a ministry spokesman said.
The Libyan government informed the Egyptian government of the incident on June 13 because they believe that 12 of the passengers were Egyptians, he added.
The bodies were in such poor condition that it has not been possible to identify them, he said. The spokesman was reading from an incident report and had no other details.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2008, 11:38