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34 migrants died while trying to cross the Mediterranean for Spain, says Spanish NGO

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Spanish activist Helena Maleno has announced on Tuesday, October the 2nd, the death of 34 migrants who were stranded in a semi-submersible boat near the Moroccan shores with 26 other people, says Europa Press.

The journalist and spokesperson for «Caminando Fronteras» (Walking Borders), denounced the death of these migrants who were accompanied by two children, when trying to cross the Mediterranean for Spain.

«34, including a baby and a child, out of 60 migrants died yesterday near Morocco, they have been asking for help for 24 hours but we let them die slowly», wrote Helena Maleno on her Twitter account.

Maleno has been tweeting since Sunday, 30th of September, on the missing boat that was carrying the 60 migrants.

The activist took the opportunity to denounce the death of migrants in the sea. Maleno urged Morocco and Spain to strengthen their collaboration to protect the «right to life» for migrants.

For the record, the Moroccan Royal Navy intercepted on Sunday, 30th of September, two small boats in two different operations near Al Hoceima.

The two boats carried 112 migrants, mostly from Mali and Mauritania who were trying to reach the Spanish coast, security sources told the Spanish press agency.

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