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Hundreds of stranded migrants go ashore
Migrants toss dozens of dead overboard

year 2007 Top ^

  Dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe spent 3 weeks at sea and threw 50 bodies overboard after the vessel lost power
  400 African and Asian migrants began disembarking from a battered freighter intercepted by the Spanish coastguard

  Hundreds of Asian and African migrants spent their 6th day aboard as Spain tried to convince African countries to take them in

year 2006 Top ^

Mar.8 300 African migrants drown a month
  More than 1,000 Africans have died in the past 4 months while trying to sail from Mauritania to Canary Islands
Mar.6 40 migrants drown off Africa
  The migrants heading for Spain's Canary Islands drowned when their boats sank

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.19   Capsized migrant boat 'kills 30'
  Rescuers plucked 14 people from the hull of a motorised canoe, which overturned in strong winds

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