21 more bodies wash up as migrants try to reach Spain

The bodies of 21 people thought to be migrants trying to reach Spain have washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean this month, the U N migration agency said in statement on Friday

The latest deaths bring the total of Mediterranean migrant deaths this year to 1,586, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said

The remains of nine sub-Saharan Africans were found on Sept 4 on a beach near Marsa Ben M'Hidi, in Algeria's province of Tlemcen, about 200 km from the Spanish coast

The next day, four more bodies were recovered on the neighboring beach of Sadia, across the border in Morocco

On Sept 10, the remains of six migrants including two women and one child washed ashore at Driouch, near Nador, Morocco, IOM said

The body of a woman was found on Las Salinas beach, in Roquetas de Mar, Almera on Sept 11, and the body of a young Sub-Saharan African man was retrieved by fishermen near La Almadraba, in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, on Sept 13




REUTERS

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