The Oklahoman

Aid group: 22 migrants die on way to Spain; dozens missing


MADRID – A humanitari­an aid group that monitors the plight of migrants taking perilous seaborne routes to Spain said that 21 women and one girl have died and several dozen more people were lost at sea while trying to reach the Canary Islands. Helena Maleno, founder of nongovernm­ental organizati­on Walking Borders, tweeted Thursday that 22 bodies have been recovered from a migrant boat by the Moroccan navy. She said there was one girl among the female casualties, who were mostly from the Ivory Coast and Guinea.

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