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Boat sinks in Senegal, 140 die in most lethal immigrant wreck of the year

Senegal

A boat with 200 people trying to reach the Canary Islands caught fire before submerging.

At least 140 people drowned in this year’s most deadly immigrant accident off the coast of Senegal, according to IOM (UN agency for immigration).

The boat, with about 200 people on board, caught fire and capsized near Saint-Louis, on the northwest coast of the African country. Immigrants were trying to reach the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago that lies just off the Moroccan coast.

Read more in portuguese at Folha de S.Paulo.

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