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Forty-three migrants, including three babies and 14 women, were killed Sunday when their boat sank off Tarfaya in southern Morocco, according to the Spanish non-governmental organization Caminando Fronteras. .
Most of the migrants came from sub-Saharan Africa. Only ten were rescued.
“The ten survivors, including six women, called for help at 4 in the morning (Sunday) and continued to communicate until 6 (…). It took several hours for the (Moroccan) authorities to locate them and rescue them. “off Tarfaya,” said a spokesman for the Spanish NGO.
The migrants were trying to reach the Canary Islands, which are about 100 kilometers from Tarfaya.
There is no other information about this wreck from the official Moroccan authorities.
The bodies of two men were found yesterday and today off the island of Fuertevertura, in the Canary Islands. Although the forensic examination has not yet been completed, all indications are that they were would-be migrants who drowned at sea some time ago.