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A boy looks on inside a crowded wooden boat carrying more than seven hundred migrants before being rescued, during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)  ~ 

SURVIVORS of slave auctions in Libya have described the ordeal as 'total hell'.

Footage of the migrants being sold off in the war-torn country has been circulating on-line.

As CNN broke the story of the African men being sold at an auction outside of the capital of Libya, Tripoli.

 A team of CNN reporters went to the war-torn country to further investigate and were shocked to discover that $400 about (R 5550) could buy one a slave.

It's alleged there are other auctions taking place at nine locations in Libya.

According a report on News24, Libya has long been a major transit hub for migrants trying to reach Europe.

It's alleged the slaves are sold by the local cops: "The police then sold me for $365 to a man who made me work in a tomato field for a month. You have to work.

"When the Arabs entered they wore masks due to the smell," Moussa Sanogo said.

"They are buying you. You're there, you have been arrested, you see they are judging your price like merchandise. They bought you and you're going to work... like a slave," he said.


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