58 dead off Senegal and Mauritania. According to the UN, relayed by info7.mx, visited Thursday by Senego, a ship that had little fuel when it approached the coast of Senegal where the tragedy was found.
Unexplainable macabre disaster
At least 58 people died aboard a boat carrying dozens of migrants who capsized in the Atlantic off Mauritania. 83 others managed to swim towards the coast, said Wednesday the UN agency for migration.
Catastrophic, this drama is deadly this year in the migration that is trying dangerously thousands of Africans to Europe.
Women and children on board
The ship, with at least 150 people, was running out of fuel as it approached West Africa, the UN news agency said in a statement. Mauritanian authorities are helping survivors in the town of Nouadhibou, it added.
The boat, with children and women on board, had left The Gambia on 27 November. An unknown number of wounded were transported to Nouadhibou hospital.
No official communication from The Gambia
« The Mauritanian authorities are coordinating relief efforts very effectively with the agencies present in Nouadhibou, » said Laura Lungarotti of the UN agency.
To date, no official communication has been received from the authorities of The Gambia from which many migrants leave in hopes of arriving in Europe.
More than 35,000 Gambian migrants arrived in Europe between 2014 and 2018, according to the UN agency for migration