They were patients apparently abandoned in their beds at the Abu Salim building when fighting broke out last week.
Witnesses described seeing dozens of decomposing bodies piled up in the building, with hundreds of corpses in one room.
Amid allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses, the UN has called on the international community to provide urgent humanitarian help.
Meanwhile, there has been mounting evidence that a daughter that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had claimed had been killed in a US air strike in 1986 is in fact alive and well.
Rebels searching the maze of underground tunnels at Col Gaddafi's Bab al Aziziyah compound discovered a series of documents and photographs suggesting a bedroom belonged to Hana Gaddafi, a young doctor. Read More