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Overturning of a boat carrying migrants on the coast of Mauritania/about 90 people died

About 90 people died when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Mauritania.

report Mehr News Agency quoted by the Guardian, according to local media, the overturning of a boat carrying migrants on the coast of Mauritania led to the death of about 90 people, while dozens more are missing. have been.

According to local media, the Mauritanian Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 89 people from a large fishing boat that apparently sank on July 1 on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, about four kilometers from the city of Indiago. In the southwest of Mauritania, it was removed from the water.

The Mauritanian state news agency announced that this boat with 170 passengers left the border of Senegal and Gambia, and according to statistics, more than 70 people are now missing. Also, according to this media, the Mauritanian Coast Guard has rescued 9 people, including a 5-year-old child.

The Atlantic Ocean is considered a dangerous route for illegal immigrants due to the strong waves, and this risk is exacerbated when migrants arrive on a large scale in unseaworthy boats and without drinking water. enough are sent.


© Webangah News Hub has translated this news from the source of Mehr News Agency
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