Spain's maritime service rescues 19 Algerian migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean

Spain's maritime rescue service says that it has saved 19 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat

AP July 15, 2017 20:12:18 IST
Spain's maritime service rescues 19 Algerian migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean

Madrid: Spain's maritime rescue service says that it has saved 19 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat.

Spains maritime service rescues 19 Algerian migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean

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The service tells the Associated Press that all 19 migrants were men claiming Algerian nationality.

The boat was spotted late last night, and rescuers reached it early Saturday morning in waters off the southeastern coast of Spain.

Thousands of migrants from Africa attempt the perilous crossing to Europe in small boats that are unfit for the open sea and often launched by human smugglers.

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