Boat capsizes off coast of Mauritania 58 migrants dead

The boat left Gambia a week ago and had been carrying at least 150 people, including women and children.
58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off coast of Mauritania
It was headed towards Spain’s Canary Islands when it tried to approach the Mauritanian coast to get fuel and food, Laura Lungarotti, chief of mission in the West African nation with the UN migration agency, told the Associated Press.
“Many drowned. The ones who survived swam up to the Mauritanian coast close to the city of Nouadhibou,” she said. “The Mauritanian authorities are very efficiently coordinating the response with the agencies currently present” in the northern city.
At least 83 people swam to shore, the agency said, while Mauritanian authorities said security forces found 85 survivors.

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