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45 migrants rescued off Morocco's Atlantic coast

19 Jan 2022, 06:55 GMT+10

RABAT, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of 45 migrants, including nine minors, were rescued on Tuesday off Morocco's Atlantic coast after being lost for three days in the ocean, the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) reported.

The migrants were rescued by a trawler 39 nautical miles from western Morocco's Tarfaya coast.

They came from several Moroccan cities, and had embarked from the shores of Agadir on Saturday, MAP said.

After three days of navigation, their boat ran out of gas, it added.

The migrants were heading to Spanish Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, nearly 100 km from the closest point on the Moroccan coast.

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