Some 600 migrants rescued by Spanish coastguard in ONE DAY in busiest 24 hours ever

LAST UPDATED: 17 Aug, 2017 @ 10:54
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SPAIN’S coastguard has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in just 24 hours.

The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a baby.

According to the UN, more than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year – three times as many as last year.

More than 120 people are believed to have drowned attempting the crossing.

Spain is on track to overtake Greece this year in the number of migrants arriving by sea, the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said earlier this month.

 

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