11 migrants die after boat capsizes off Morocco

African migrants sit aboard a boat after being rescued off the Tunisian coast near Sfax on June 5, 2011.  By Hafidh (AFP/File)

African migrants sit aboard a boat after being rescued off the Tunisian coast near Sfax on June 5, 2011. By Hafidh (AFP/File)






RABAT (AFP) – Eleven sub-Saharan migrants trying to reach Europe died after their boat capsized off the northern coast of Morocco, medical sources and a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Of the 34 people travelling in the boat, which the Moroccan navy responded to at midday on Tuesday, 10 drowned and one died while being transported to the nearest hospital in the town of Hoceima, a doctor there told AFP by phone.


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