Woman and child found dead in a migrant boat off Spain
Friday that the deaths of a lady and a child were discovered in a rubber dinghy that was packed with migrants and that was apprehended by police near Spain’s Canary Islands. The dinghy was packed with migrants.
Local officials on the Canary Islands were quoted by Spain’s state news agency Efe as saying that it appeared as though the mother and the 4-year-old child were squished by the number of people in the boat. Efe reported that these officials stated that it appeared as though the mother and the child were killed. The Spanish government served as Efe’s primary source of information.
It was not immediately obvious whether the woman and the child had any kind of relationship with one another.
A spokesman for the Maritime Rescue service’s central office in Madrid said that the bodies were discovered by rescue services after the dinghy was intercepted Thursday evening off the coast of Lanzarote, which is located off the northwest coast of Africa. Lanzarote is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean. Because he wasn’t permitted to be cited by name, he was speaking under the condition that his identity be kept secret.
It is believed that the boat set sail from a location close to the city of Tantan in the southwest Morocco, which is close to Lanzarote. The migrants on board hailed from sub-Saharan Africa. A nearby fishing boat was the one that first saw it. After the migrants were extracted from the dinghy, a man had to be sent to a hospital on one of the Canary Islands via air ambulance.
On Thursday, a third dinghy was found in the same vicinity, and this one was carrying 27 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. On Friday morning, a fourth dinghy was sighted carrying roughly 50 individuals, and both of these dinghys were found in the same region.
According to authorities and rights groups, the trip across the Atlantic Ocean to the Canary Islands is one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world. The journey, which takes place in boats that are frequently overcrowded and last for more than a week, brings migrants to the Spanish archipelago as well as the continent of Europe.