Morocco recovers 45 bodies of illegal migrants

(MENAFN) 45 bodies of illegal migrants were recovered by Moroccan authorities on Sunday after they were carried by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Larache city, located in the North of Morocco.

An official in Tangier, northernmost of Morocco, told Anadolu Agency that, "local authorities have been notified about bodies floating off the coast of Larache city."

The Moroccan official, who preferred not to be named, added that, "specialized authorities acted immediately upon receipt of notice, and recovered the cadavers of 45 Africans, including seven women".

He said the victims died after their boat sank as they tried to reach the Spanish coasts, taking off from the Moroccan coasts through the Atlantic Ocean.


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