Boat sinking on way to Canary Islands kills 51 irregular migrants

2023-07-02 12:26:11 | Last Update : 2023-07-02 12:29:30

A migrant boat sank while trying to reach the Canary Islands from North Africa. 51 of the 55 irregular migrants on board lost their lives. 

Boat sinking on way to Canary Islands kills 51 irregular migrants
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It was announced that 51 people died and 4 rescued people were hospitalized after a boat carrying irregular migrants sank off the North African coast heading towards Spain's Canary Islands.

Helena Maleno, a representative of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Caminando Fronteras, said on her Twitter account, "A boat that sank on the way to the Canary Islands cost the lives of 51 irregular migrants."


Maleno stated that the boat set off from the shores of Tan Tan city in southern Morocco and that 11 of the 51 people who died were women and 3 were children, Anadolu reported.

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labor Yolanda Diaz published a message expressing her sorrow over the deaths of 51 irregular migrants and stating that the EU must implement a policy on migration.

On June 22, a boat carrying migrants sank 80 miles off the Canary Islands, killing 39 migrants.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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