8 migrants die after boat capsizes off Morocco’s coast

Eight migrants drowned off Morocco’s Mediterranean coasts while attempting to cross to Spain in a flimsy boat, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

The victims were among a group of unidentified irregular migrants who boarded the boat Tuesday evening in an attempt to cross the Strait of Gibraltar from the town of Beni Chiker before bad weather conditions capsized the vessel, the local authorities confirmed.

Nine migrants were rescued and provided with medical care in a hospital, as operations were underway to search for the missing persons.

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