Migrant boat sinks en route to Spain, 14 dead
Madrid: Spain`s Maritime Rescue Service has found 14 bodies in the sea and rescued 17 people after a boat carrying migrants from Morocco began to sink in the Mediterranean.
Search operations are continuing because a rescue official told a news agency that one of the migrants said about 70 people had been on the boat. The official spoke under departmental rules of anonymity.
A Coast Guard plane spotted the boat on Thursday afternoon following a tip-off that it had left Morocco and was heading to Spain. Those on the boat are believed to be from sub-Saharan Africa.
Each year, thousands of suspected illegal immigrants from Africa try to reach Europe by setting sail in small, fragile boats.
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