Publish dateThursday 17 August 2023 - 14:30
Story Code : 275033
More than 60 refugees drowned in the Atlantic Ocean
A boat carrying refugees capsized in the ocean on its way to Europe. This boat with more than 100 passengers set off from Senegal and sank on the shores of "Cape Verde". So far, only 38 of these refugees have been rescued.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): A boat carrying more than 100 refugees capsized in the Atlantic Ocean and only 38 people were saved.
Reports indicate that more than 60 people have died as a result of this incident.
Dozens of migrants bound for Spain have disappeared and are feared dead after the Cape Verde Coast Guard rescued 38 people on a boat that set sail from Senegal more than a month ago, officials and migrant advocates said.
Senegal's foreign ministry said the boat was discovered last Tuesday with 38 survivors and several dead by the coast guard in Cape Verde, about 620 kilometers (385 miles) off the coast of West Africa.
Spanish migration advocacy group Walking Borders said it was a large fishing boat called a pirogue that left Senegal on July 10 with more than 100 migrants.
The route from West Africa to Spain is one of the most dangerous in the world, yet the number of migrants leaving Senegal on dilapidated wooden boats has increased in the past year.
Walking Borders says nearly 1,000 migrants died trying to reach Spain by sea in the first six months of 2023.
On August 7, the Moroccan navy recovered the bodies of five Senegalese migrants after their boat capsized off the coast of Western Sahara and rescued 189 others.
Cape Verde or Cape Verde is located on the sea migration route to the Spanish Canary Islands, which is the gateway to the European Union.
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