Seven drown chasing the European dream: Spanish coast guard drags a dull physique to the shore as Mediterranean loss of life toll for the 12 months hit 2,000
- The picture in Canos de Meca reveals the coast guard pulling the physique up a seaside
- Seven our bodies had been pulled from the water after a migrant boat crashed into rocks
- The UN stated that greater than 2,000 migrants had died aiming for Europe in 2018
Tim Stickings For Mailonline
The damaged physique of a migrant who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean for a brand new life within the West is cleared away by the Spanish coast guard within the newest harrowing picture to emerge from southern Europe’s lethal shores.
The picture reveals a Spanish civil guard officer pulling the useless physique up the seaside whereas a colleague watches on with waves gently rolling up the shore.
It was taken close to the village of Canos de Meca in southern Spain, the place seven our bodies had been pulled from the water after their boat crashed into rocks.
Earlier this week the UN stated that greater than 2,000 migrants have died up to now this 12 months attempting to cross the Mediterranean to succeed in Europe.
The lifeless physique of a migrant who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean for a brand new life in Spain is pulled from the seaside by Spanish coast guard officers at Canos de Meca as we speak
On the weekend at the least 17 migrants died within the area of 24 hours whereas attempting to cross the ocean from North Africa to Spain.
Rescuers picked up greater than 100 others, the Spanish coast guard introduced on Monday.
Two rafts had been discovered within the Western Mediterranean between the Iberian peninsula and Morocco and Algeria with 80 individuals aboard, and 13 useless.
The survivors had been all transferred to the Spanish enclave of Melilla, which borders Morocco.
The coast guard additionally discovered 4 our bodies and rescued 22 males within the Atlantic off the southern Spanish metropolis of Cadiz.
The males from northern Africa had been picked up after the picket dinghy during which they had been travelling hit a reef near the coast west of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Spain has now change into the primary vacation spot for undocumented migrants and refugees from Africa and the Center East attempting to succeed in Europe.
The Iberian peninsula has change into a brand new goal since Italy’s populist authorities launched a crackdown on immigration after taking workplace in June this 12 months.
Italy has repeatedly refused rescue ships entry to its ports and inside minister Matteo Salvini stated migrants would solely see the nation ‘on a postcard’.
Spain’s socialist PM Pedro Sanchez, who additionally got here to energy earlier this 12 months, has taken a extra liberal strategy.
The stays of a dinghy lie on the seaside close to the village of Canos de Meca in southern Spain, the place Spain’s rescue service stated at the least 17 individuals had died heading for Europe
Members of Spanish Civil Guard search for the our bodies of drowned migrants with the assistance of a helicopter close to the village of Canos de Meca after two separate migrant incidents