4 Bodies Retrieved by Spanish Authorities

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The bodies of four people were on Sunday picked up by Spain’s marine rescue service. The bodies were picked from a rubber dinghy that was adrift in waters 9ff northwest Africa.

Toronto Star reports the migrant boat was believed to be carrying over 30 people.

A merchant ship was said to have rescued one person when it found the boat on Saturday about 280 kilometers south of Canary Islands archipelago.

The marine rescue service then sent a helicopter to remove the man from the ship. He was subsequently taken to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria and on the hospital.

The Spanish news agency Efe revealed the man is from Ivory Coast. He told rescue services that 34 people were aboard the boat when it set set sail.

In spite 9f the fact that the voyage between the Atlantic and the Canary Islands is one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world, thousands of migrants from northwest and Sub-Saharan African countries try to reach Spain by boat each year.

Unfortunately, many of them die in the attempt.

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