African migrants drowned at sea

| 16/02/2009

(BBC): Nineteen people, including an eight-year-old girl, drowned when a migrant boat capsized off the Canary Islands, Spanish rescuers say. Three people are still said to be missing after the boat, mainly carrying North African migrants, overturned off the eastern coast of Lanzarote. Local residents rescued six people from the boat after Sunday’s accident. Rescue helicopters have been scouring for any other survivors, but police say hopes are fading fast. Go to article

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