22 Migrants Missing Off Morocco after Boat Capsizes

Migrants Missing
Migrants Missing
Twenty-two migrants have disappeared in the waters off Morocco’s Atlantic coast after their vessel overturned, state news agency MAP reported Sunday. Three individuals, all with Moroccan nationality, figured out how to swim to shore and alarm the authority after the vessel hit inconvenience off the southern territory of Tiznit, the outlet said. It didn’t give the nationalities of the others on board the boat and said an investigation had been opened into the incident. Local media said the migrants had been aiming to achieve the Canary Islands around 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the Moroccan coast. The Spanish domain was a key destination during the mid-2000s for migrants to reach the European union from Africa. The quantity of individuals making the adventure in the Atlantic Ocean has since dropped, with more now attempting to cross to Spain through the Mediterranean Sea toward the north. Moroccan authority says that among January and the end of September they stopped somewhere in the range of 68,000 illicit attempts to cross into Europe and took down 122 people-smuggling gangs. The International Organization for Migration says that exactly 50,500 migrants have arrived in Spain by ocean this year, and that 566 have died or gone missing trying.

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