Spain finds 17 dead mi­grants in Mediter­ranean

StarMetro Vancouver - - CANADA & WORLD - Aritz Parra

MADRID—SPAN­ISH res­cue work­ers combed the seas and shores of south­ern Spain on Tues­day, search­ing for 17 miss­ing mi­grants a day af­ter find­ing the bod­ies of 17 other mi­grants who died try­ing to cross the Mediter­ranean in boats de­part­ing from North Africa. The Span­ish Civil Guard said it had found four bod­ies of mi­grants and 22 sur­vivors Mon­day, all men from north­ern Africa, af­ter their wooden dinghy hit a reef close to the coast.

The Civil Guard said 13 of the sur­vivors were thought to be un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­nors.

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