Dozens of migrants may have died in a boat accident in the Canary Islands. A woman floating in the sea on Thursday was rescued by Spanish Coast Guard near the lifeless bodies of two others on a recovered rubber dinghy. A Coast Guard spokesman told the AFP news agency that the woman had spoken to about 40 dead passengers.
She was said to be in “bad condition” and a cargo ship was found off the coast. In very bad weather, the 30-year-old was airlifted out of the water by helicopter and taken to a hospital in Gran Canaria.
In the Canary Islands, it is about 100 kilometers off the northwest coast of Africa. Atlantic The number of immigrants has risen sharply since the end of 2019, mainly due to increased restrictions. Mediterranean Sea Is refunded. Abduction from Morocco However, it is very dangerous because of the strong currents.
In the first seven months of this year, 7,531 immigrants arrived in the Canary Islands, more than double the same period last year. In 2020, most visits were recorded from the migration crisis in 2006. According to the International Organization for Migration, 1,850 migrants died by sea to the Canary Islands last year or have been missing since they tried to cross.
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