2021-06-18

Three people died in the capsize of a migrant ship near a Spanish island

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China News Service, June 18th. According to AFP reports, on the evening of the 17th local time, an immigrant boat carrying 49 people sank in the waters near the Canary Islands in Spain. At present, 3 people have been killed and another Five people are missing.

Three people died in the capsize of a migrant ship near a Spanish island

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p > According to reports, rescuers said on the 18th that the ship sank in a reef area near the northern coast of Lanzarote. When rescuers arrived, they found 44 people on board, but 3 of them had died.

Rescuers said that there were two women among the dead, and one of them might be a pregnant woman.

In addition, rescuers believe that the ship originally carried 49 people, all of whom were from sub-Saharan Africa and departed from Morocco two days ago. In addition to the three dead, five people were missing after the shipwreck, including four men and one underage woman. Currently, rescuers are searching for missing persons.

According to reports, there are a lot of reefs in the sea area where the incident occurred, which is a dangerous area for navigation.