More than 600 migrants rescued off the coast of Spain over the weekend

Former Italian Prime Minster Silvio Berlusconi pays tribute to lawyer Niccolò Ghedini who died aged 62. Image: Silvio Berlusconi/Facebook

MORE THAN 600 African migrants have been rescued off the coast of Spain this weekend, according to reports.

The Salvamento Maritmo first posted on Twitter that 431 people had been rescued in the South-eastern region of Murcia in the early hours of Saturday morning.

This was then followed by a number of posts about other rescue missions across the weekend, carried out by the Salvamento Maritimo themselves, alongside the Navy and Guardia Civil officers.

Spain is reportedly the third busiest gateway for migrants arriving in Europe, with numbers of people arriving by sea tripling over the last year. 

According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), almost 160,000 people have attempted the dangerous crossing to Europe this year.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Euro Weekly News Media

Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

Comments


    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published.