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Latino Daily News

Wednesday January 8, 2014

Flimsy Boat Carrying 50 Immigrants Intercepted by Spanish Authorities

A team from Spain’s Maritime Rescue service intercepted Tuesday in the Alboran Sea, off the coast of the southern town of Motril, a flimsy boat with some 50 Sub-Saharan immigrants aboard.

The group included women and children.

The boat is being towed to Motril, Maritime Rescue officials told EFE.

The small boat was located some 57 miles south-southeast of that town, and according to preliminary reports, its occupants seem to be in good health.

Thousands of undocumented immigrants, mostly from the countries of North Africa, have tried to reach European territory in recent years through the Spanish coasts, both in the Canary Islands and in the south and east of the Iberian peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.

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