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At Least 8 Refugees Died at Sea Off Spanish Coast Since Sunday

HeadlineSep 22, 2021

The bodies of at least eight refugees — including one child — have washed up on the shores of Spain’s Mediterranean coast between Sunday and Tuesday morning. Local authorities say the refugees likely came from one or more boats that capsized after setting off on a dangerous journey from Morocco or Algeria. The U.N. says at least 238 refugees — fleeing extreme poverty, displacement and violence — have died this year as they attempted to reach Spain for safety, though local rights groups estimate the number to be far higher.

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