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Fifty-eight migrants drown on way to Canaries

  • Most passengers were said to be West African young men

Fifty-eight migrants were known to have drowned, and 40 more were missing on Thursday, after the boat they were in overturned on a reef off Mauritania.

The vessel was en route to the Canaries. 83 were rescued, with only those who knew how to swim surviving.

Most passengers were said to be West African young men.