At least 18 people died after the shipwreck of their boat near the coastal city of Tarfaya, in southern Morocco, in an attempt to reach the Canary Islands, as reported by the spokeswoman for Caminando Fronteras, Helena Maleno.
The Canarian route is reactivated with the arrival of almost 700 migrants to the Islands in four days
The activist has indicated on her Twitter account that among the deceased were seven women and a baby, and denounced that the occupants of the boat lived “eight hours of agony waiting for a rescue.”
The Moroccan authorities have not commented so far on what happened.
The irregular arrival of emigrants to the Spanish coasts from the African continent experienced a rebound in the last three days, in which more than 700 people were rescued this weekend, most of them when they were heading to the Archipelago.
Between last January and July, 16,718 people arrived irregularly in Spain, 3.3% more than in the same period of 2021, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior.