Six migrants die in waters off Melilla

AUTHORITIES have said that at least six would-be migrants have drowned off the coast of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Morocco.

Another 10 people were rescued from the waters when their boat capsized off the coast near the town of Nador, five kilometres from Melilla. Reports say that the vessel was carrying 20 would-be migrants and two smugglers and the majority of the passengers were from Guinea.

Ferry services between Melilla and mainland Spain had already been suspended this Friday due to high winds, and it is believed the bad weather caused the accident.

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