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Algerian navy recovers bodies of undocumented migrants


Algerian navy recovers bodies of undocumented migrants

Algiers, Sept 15 (Prensa Latina) The Algerian Navy recovered from the waters of the Mediterranean Sea six bodies of undocumented migrants whose boat sank early Tuesday morning, local news media reported today.
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The same number of survivors, including a pregnant woman, were taken to the hospital in the city of Bainem; according to testimonies, the fate of the remaining passengers of the boat, in which about three dozen people were traveling, is unknown so far.

The same sources said that the search for the other castaways continues and identified the passengers as citizens of sub-Saharan countries who were trying to reach European coasts.

Official statistics put the number of undocumented migrants rescued or intercepted by Algerian authorities between January and July this year at 2,325.


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