African migrants take sea route through strait of Gibraltar

  • Around 1,000 African migrants trying to cross over to Europe by sea through the strait of Gibraltar have been intercepted by Spanish maritime authorities in recent days.

    The influx of migrants in dinghies and boats through the nine-mile strait is being described as the largest in four years.

    One group of more than 680 migrants, coming from places such as north and sub-Saharan Africa, were taken to Tarifa town and given medical aid by the Spanish Red Cross.


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