Big accident near Cape Verde island, 63 people died, 38 people were rescued after the boat sank

63 dead, 38 rescued after boat capsizes near Cape Verde island - India TV Hindi

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Big accident near Cape Verde island, 63 people died, 38 people were rescued after the boat sank

Cape Verde: More than 60 people have died after a boat carrying migrants from Senegal capsized off the coast of the West African country of Cape Verde. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported this on Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday that more than 60 people have died after a boatload of migrants from Senegal ran aground near the West African Cape Verde Islands.

Spokesperson of IOM, Safa Mashahli, said that 63 people are feared dead. Also 38 people have been rescued. Among them are four children aged 12 to 16 years. The wooden fishing boat, known as a ‘pirogue’, was spotted on Monday in the Atlantic Ocean about 150 nautical miles (277 km) off the Cape Verdean island of Sal, police said.

56 people are still missing.

A Spanish fishing vessel that spotted it alerted the Cape Verdean authorities. The Cape Verde Islands are located about 600 km (350 mi) off the coast of the sea migration route of the Spanish Canary Islands, the gateway to the European Union. Emergency services have recovered the remains of seven people, while another 56 are missing, Micheli told AFP. “Usually, when people are reported missing after a shipwreck, they are presumed dead,” he said.

The boat had left Senegal with 110 people on board.

Citing survivors, Senegal’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the boat had left the Senegalese fishing village of Fasse Bouy on July 10 with 101 people on board.

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