Spain: Pulling out seven bodies from the sea, who are probably asylum seekers
According to the Aryan community news agency, the Spanish police announced on Monday that they have pulled the bodies of seven people, who are probably immigrants, from the sea since Sunday night. This happened on the southeastern coast of this country in the Mediterranean Sea.
A police statement said: “The Guardia Civil pulled the bodies of seven people from the sea off the coast of the cities of Alicante and Murcia.”
These bodies “were found floating in the sea on Sunday afternoon between August 28 and Monday morning August 29.”
Police said the bodies will be autopsied to determine their age, gender, nationality, and the cause of death. According to the police, it seems that they are all from North African countries and tried to reach Spain in an inappropriate boat.
A man was rescued near the beach on Saturday. He had tried to come to Spain in a six-meter boat that did not have an engine.
Police are investigating whether this case is related to the seven dead migrants or not. According to the Spanish authorities, between January 1 and August 15, a total of 1,6378 immigrants came to this country by sea.
The shortest route from the coast of Morocco to Spain is about 100 km (60 miles). But migrants often try to reach Spain from further afield.