The double explosion of a canoe off the coast of Saint-Louis last week claimed more victims than was recognized by the Senegalese authorities. The International Organization for Migration reported a death toll of 140 for a boat carrying 200 people.
From Mbour, these candidates were on their way to the Canary Islands where, since the beginning of the year, more than 10,000 Africans from the south of the Sahara have arrived by canoe. A record if we know that last year, less than 3000 arrivals were recorded at the same time.
Senegal is one of the countries most affected by the phenomenon even if several dozen candidates will never reach their destination. This is the case of the passengers of a canoe which had left the Petite c