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Spain: Most on stopped migrant boat were minors

Spain: Most on stopped migrant boat were minors

A Spanish official says authorities in the Canary Islands have intercepted a crowded migrant boat carrying 65 people, most of them minors.
Maritime Rescue Service spokeswoman Maria Dolores Septien says the boat was picked up Tuesday near a small port on the island of El Hierro.
Arrivals of decrepit boats carrying Africans seeking a better life are common in the Canary Islands, and the vessels often carry children or even babies. But it is extremely rare for most of the passengers to be minors.
Septien said Wednesday most of the 65 on board appeared in good health. She said she did not know the ages of the minors.


Updated : 2021-07-30 03:13 GMT+08:00