Four babies found on immigrants' boat at sea
8 November 2004, FUERTEVENTURA-Spanish police have intercepted a boat carrying 41 illegal immigrants, including four babies aged under six months.
8 November 2004
FUERTEVENTURA-Spanish police have intercepted a boat carrying 41 illegal immigrants, including four babies aged under six months.
A woman aged 20 and her two-month-old son died during the voyage, though most of the would-be immigrants were in good health when their boat was intercepted off Fuerteventura.
The Spanish Guardia Civil patrols intercepted the boat six miles off the Canary Islands early on Monday.
Four mothers had babies aged between two and six months old.
One was taken with their mother to the Hospital General de Fuerteventura. The others were taken to Red Cross centres on the island.
Police later disclosed that none of the babies had been born in the same countries as the mothers.
During their trip from their trip to reach Spain, all the mothers had given birth.
The would-be immigrants came from Mauritania, Liberia and Nigeria.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news