4 migrants drown, 13 rescued off Algeria: coastguard
The Algerian coastguard recovered 4 our bodies from the Mediterranean Sea and rescued 13 migrants after a ship capsized in its waters, the defence ministry stated Sunday. (File imge: Dan Kitwood/Getty Photographs)
The Algerian coastguard recovered 4 our bodies from the Mediterranean Sea and rescued 13 migrants after a ship capsized in its waters, the defence ministry stated on Sunday.
“Algerian coastguards and a rescue helicopter … saved 13 unlawful migrants and recovered the our bodies of 4 different migrants who drowned after their boat capsized 16 nautical miles north” of the capital Algiers, the ministry stated in a press release.
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The assertion didn’t specify the nationalities of those that died, however many younger Algerians try the extremely dangerous illicit crossing of the Mediterranean, usually making for Spain.
A complete of 4,704 Algerians have been intercepted at sea up to now this 12 months.
Algeria in 2009 ratified a legislation punishing unlawful migration by as much as six months in jail, however the laws has failed to discourage younger folks from trying the damaging crossings.
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