Seven African migrants dead, 70 rescued from Morocco shipwreck

Seven African migrants died on Monday and 70 other people were rescued when their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco to Spain. According to a military official, the rescued migrants, including 10 women and a baby, were brought back to the Moroccan coastal city of Nador and taken to Morocco’s coast guard for medical treatment.

It was the latest of several dangerous migrant boat crossings on the rough sea passage between Morocco and Spain.

According to the International Organisation for Migration, some 22,970 migrants have reached Spain by sea so far this year, and 325 people have died trying.