Ten Africans die trying to reach Canary Islands

7th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 September 2007, MADRID - (AFP) - At least five would-be migrants were found dead on a flimsy boat trying to reach the Canary islands, Spanish emergency services said.

7 September 2007

MADRID - (AFP) - At least five would-be migrants were found dead on a flimsy boat trying to reach the Canary islands, Spanish emergency services said.

At least 18 people were on the boat that was found off Gran Canaria, Cadena Ser radio reported.

"Their boat stopped about 100 metres (yards) from the coast and we found five bodies," a maritime emergency service spokesman told AFP.

On August 20, 12 Africans died as they tried to reach the Canaries on a similar vessel. Thousands have arrived in the Spanish islands off the African coast.

[Copyright AFP with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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