Spain rescues 92 migrants off the southern coast

A group of migrants cover themselves with blankets following their arrival on board of a Spanish coast guard vessel into the southern Spanish port of Malaga on December 3, 2016Málaga (Spain) (AFP) – Spanish authorities said 92 migrants travelling in five makeshift boats were rescued off Spain’s coast on Saturday, as an increasing number of migrants seek to reach Europe via the country. Among those rescued were 63 people from sub-Saharan Africa, officials said without specifying their nationalities, and 29 Algerians. Most of the migrants were taken to the port of Malaga in southern Spain, following a “complicated” rescue operation in rough seas around 49 nautical miles from the coast, a maritime rescue official told AFP.

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