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Algeria Retrieves Bodies of African Migrants after Boat Capsizes

Algeria Retrieves Bodies of African Migrants after Boat Capsizes

Monday, 8 August, 2022 - 10:30
An African migrant sits beside tents at a makeshift camp set up under the bridge of a motorway on the outskirts of Algiers, Algeria June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Algerian authorities have retrieved the bodies of seven African migrants whose boat capsized offshore, Ennahar TV reported on Monday.


It said six more migrants had been transferred to hospital for treatment.


Attempts by migrants to reach Europe from the North African coastline tend to increase in spring and summer, due to the lower risk of stormy seas.


Tunisia and Libya are principal departure points and Italy a favored destination.


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