At least 300 Senegal migrants missing at sea near Canary Islands —aid group

Madrid, July 9 (BNA) At least 300 people who were traveling on three migrant boats from Senegal to Spain’s Canary Islands have disappeared, the “Walking Borders” organization reported Sunday.

Helena Maleno of Walking Borders told Reuters that two boats, one carrying about 65 people and the other with between 50 and 60 people on board, had been missing for the past 15 days since they left Senegal in an attempt to reach Spain.

A third boat left Senegal on 27 June with about 200 people on board.

Maleno said the families of those on the ship had not heard from them since they left.

The three boats left Cavontin in southern Senegal, which is about 1,700 kilometers (1,057 miles) from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.

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