More than 40 people die when a migrant boat sinks off the coast of Morocco passengers lost his life. The Spanish organization Caminando Fronteras, which monitors the escape route between Morocco and the Canary Islands, said on Monday that three babies and 14 women were among the 43 dead. Most of the victims came from South African countries and wanted to reach the Canary Islands across the Atlantic.
The accident reportedly happened on Sunday off the coast of Tarfaya in southern Morocco. So far, only two bodies have been recovered, said the organization, which receives its information from survivors and relatives. Ten occupants of the boat, including six women, were rescued. The survivors made the first emergency call at four in the morning, said a spokesman for Caminando Fronteras. It took hours for Moroccan rescue workers to find and salvage the boat. The Moroccan authorities initially gave no information about the shipwreck.
According to the Spanish Interior Ministry, in 2021 more than 373,000 migrants Reached Spain by sea. According to Caminando Fronteras, more than 4,000 people died during the crossing or have been missing since then. Most of the bodies are never found.