Migrants feared drowned after shipwreck off the coast of Senegal

Reuters |
Updated: 10.29.20 , 16:47
At least 140 migrants are feared drowned on Thursday off the coast of Senegal in the deadliest shipwreck recorded this years.
Some 60 people were rescued by the Senegalese and Spanish navies, and fisherman, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
The boat caught fire and capsized hours after leaving the town of Mbour for the Canary Islands on Saturday, it said.
"At least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the deadliest shipwreck recorded in 2020," the IOM said in a statement.


First published: 16:09 , 10.29.20