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921 immigrants died trying to reach Spanish coasts in 2007

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14 immigrants died two days ago, among them 9 children, in a boat who was sailing to Spain from African coasts with dozens of “subsaharans” travelling on it, according to Spanish National Radio, which quoted the survivors. The boat was intercepted by a police’s sea patrolling boat, just off Almería coast, with 35 survivors on it, three of whom were pregnant women. The survivors also stated other 14 immigrants died during the trip, nine of them children of ages between 12 months and 4 years.

921 illegal immigrants died in 2007 trying to get to Spanish coasts, according to APDH-A, an organization for the defense of Human Rights in Andalucía. 732 of them died at the beginning of the trip, near African coasts and 189 near Spanish coasts. Most of the dead, 629, came from the “Subsaharan” countries, 287 from Maghreb and 5 from Asia.

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Written by Claudia

July 12, 2008 at 2:26 pm

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