Monday, December 18, 2006

Another Joola?

About 80 suspected migrants are feared to have drowned after their small boat was shipwrecked off northern Senegal, reports the BBC. The Senegalese daily Wal Fadjiri estimates the death total at 102.

This tragedy occured only a week after another boat capsizing caused an estimated 70 deaths of the coast of Dakar, Senegal's capital.

The victims were trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands and thus gain access to the European Union labor market. The BBC has one West African's account of the journey here.

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