MISSING: 44 presumed dead after migrant boat hits trouble at sea

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WASHED UP: The 44 missing are presumed dead. Credit: Twitter/Helena Maleno

AT LEAST one person is dead and 44 still missing after a boat carrying migrants was wrecked on the Alboran Sea between Spain and Morocco.

According to charity Walking Frontiers, 22 were rescued from the disaster, however the missing 44 are presumed dead.

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Helen Maleno, a representative of the charity, explained she had received a call from the boat on Wednesday claiming it was sinking. 

The added only one body had so far been rescued by the Moroccan navy.

Ms Maleno said: “Their relatives fear the worst if countries do not work together enough to rescue them.”





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