Barcelona. A boat loaded with migrants capsized from the coastal city of Dakhla in Western Sahara, killing about 42 migrants, including 30 women and eight children. Spanish rights activists gave this information. Helena Maleno, the founder of the non-governmental organization Walking Border, tweeted late Thursday that she spoke to one of the 10 people who survived the accident, who told that a group of migrants was trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands. Was.
Moroccan officials present in Dakhla have yet to comment in this regard. However, according to local media, 12 bodies were recovered from the beach on Thursday while 10 people were rescued by fishermen.
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It is noteworthy that Morocco annexed the Western Sahara region in 1975 and it has been claiming this disputed area since then.
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