More than 35 migrants drown after dinghy sinks en route Spain’s Canary Islands: NGO

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At least 35 people on a dinghy en route to Spain’s Canary Islands have drowned, the migration-focused NGO Walking Borders said on Wednesday.

A source in Spanish maritime rescue service told Reuters that a child had died and 24 people were rescued from the sinking dinghy in a Moroccan-led rescue operation carried out some 88 miles to the southeast of Gran Canaria Island.

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The dinghy was originally carrying 59 people on board, according to two organizations focusing on migration, Walking Borders and Alarm Phone.

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