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22 migrants die off Morocco while trying to reach Spain

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22 migrants died and 27 others were rescued by a Spanish passenger ferry off Morocco, German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports.

The rescued migrants, who were found adrift in the Mediterranean Sea, said that 22 people who were with them when they embarked in Morocco died and «were thrown in to the water».

Quoting Spanish newspaper El Pais, the press agency wrote that the passenger ferry rescued the migrants on Wednesday, while travelling from Melilla to Motril, a town in southern Spain.

The same source reports that Spanish rescue services were told by an NGO that 49 migrants had set off from Al Hoceima.

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