Migrants boat capsizes in Western Sahara

Migrants boat- BARCELONA: A boat carrying migrants sank from the coastal town of Dakhla in Western Sahara, killing around 42 migrants, including 30 women and eight children. Spanish human rights activists gave this information.

The migrants wanted to reach Spain

Helena Maleno, founder of the non-governmental organization Walking Border, tweeted Thursday evening that she spoke to one of the 10 people who survived the crash, who said a group of migrants were trying to reach the Canary Islands in Spain. Migrants boat….

12 bodies were recovered

Moroccan officials present in Dakhla have not yet commented on this. However, according to local media, 12 bodies were recovered from the beach on Thursday while 10 people were rescued by fishermen. It should be noted that Morocco annexed the region of Western Sahara in 1975 and has claimed this disputed area since then.

Warships seek

It is said that the Moroccan navy rescued 30 migrants south of Layune on Thursday. Navy ships are still searching for 59 other people, including 14 women and four children, hundreds of kilometers from Dakhla. The Spanish maritime rescue service announced on Friday that it had rescued 63 people off the Canary Islands.

The United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported that at least 250 migrants have died en route to the Canary Islands in the first six months of 2021, while Walking Borders has reported many more on the same. itinerary for the same period. Reported fatalities, numbering around 2,000.

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