At least four migrants have died this Tuesday to try to reach the Canary islands in a wooden boat carrying 34 passengers, as confirmed by the delegate of the Government in the archipelago, Juan Salvador León. A fifth man remains missing after falling into the sea.
A boat with flag of Singapore has rescued the bodies of the four deceased and the 29 other survivors that traveled from the boat and that they were to 607 miles in the south of Gran Canaria. The boat, which has transferred the rescued to the Port of Light and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, he saw that the boat was “with difficulty, with the possibility of collapse”.
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this Is the most tragic event of the past few days, which have been recorded up to 800 arrivals of immigrants in Spain since the end of the week. Red cross has already warned of a spike in the number of canoes that come to these islands. The path of the Canary islands, with 1,026 landings, recorded an increase in activity of 7% compared to the previous year, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior. The increase is not so relevant, but occurs in a context in which arrivals to the whole of Spain have already fallen by more than 50%. The security forces have interpreted the increasing pressure exercised by Morocco on its shores is by moving the points of embarkation of migrants farther and farther away and for longer and more dangerous routes.
A second boat has arrived this Tuesday to the Canary islands with more than a hundred people on board, who have been rescued at sea by a vessel which sailed for the area. In addition, also have been localized to rafts on the beaches of Alicante and Formentera and the other has been rescued in Motril, Granada, spain, with 75 people aboard, including a pregnant woman who was in labor.
According to the International Organization for Migration, 324 people have died or disappeared trying to reach Spain.