The lifeless bodies of four migrants were found off the coast of southern Spain’s Cádiz province, rescuers announced Friday, October 15, 2021, who are still searching for 21 people who are likely to be rescued, according to the testimony of the three rescued. conspicuously missing.
An AFP spokeswoman said the three survivors were found shortly before 9:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. GMT) on Thursday, when her makeshift boat was sinking and a search for other people on board the boat was underway. A search notice was issued to the boats plying in the area. For sea rescue. According to the Marine Rescue Services, the boat was then about 70 km west of Cape Trafalgar, which was intercepted after being warned by a ship.
Two persons were on board the boat with the body of a third person, the spokesperson said for relief. One woman was rescued from the water, while three bodies were recovered. According to survivors, there were initially 28 people on board the boat. The search, which lasted all night and is still ongoing, specifically mobilizes a helicopter that flies over the area to try to locate the missing.
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Immigration tragedies are frequent from the coast of Spain, especially from the Moroccan or Algerian coasts, who try to reach migrants, despite the danger. Spain is usually the only stop for these migrants, whose final destination is often France.
A total of 27,136 migrants arrived by sea in mainland Spain or the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands between January and the end of September, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of the Interior. This is a jump of 53.8% compared to the same period of 2020.
And according to data released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the end of September 2021, “the deadliest year on the migratory route for Spain”, killing at least 1,025 people attempting to join Spain or its archipelago went.
According to the IOM, the road to the Canaries in the Atlantic Ocean is particularly deadly as at least 785 people died trying to reach the archipelago from West Africa between January and August 2021. The NGO Caminando Fronteras, which is based on testimony from migrants or their families, estimates that more than 2,000 people died or disappeared while trying to reach the Canaries in 2021.
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