Eight Migrants Die Trying To Reach Spain, 24 Missing

Madrid (HRNW) In a tragic accident eight migrant drowned dead at sea in Spain. One body retrieved from a boat off the southern coast. The boat was spotted in the western Mediterranean off the coast of the southern region  before dawn and 47 survivors ,  30 men and 17 men , were taken to the port of Motril. A Moroccan coastguard vessel had earlier retrieved seven bodies and rescued 70 migrants after they got into difficulty in the Alboran Sea in the western Mediterranean, a Moroccan military source said. The survivors, including 10 women and a baby, were found in a “very poor state” and were taken for medical treatment. The boat capsized carrying around 100 migrants headed towards Spain, according to Spanish NGO Caminando Fronteras, which added that 24 people were still missing.

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