But a half-dozen survivors told La Repubblica newspaper that the ship delayed intervening until after their dinghy started sinking, over an hour after the migrants first spotted the U.S. flags on the ship. The Civil Guard said 13 of the survivors were thought to be unaccompanied minors. The Civil Guard resumed search operations Tuesday both on the sea and along the shore. ———8:45 a.m.Spain's maritime rescue service says at least 17 people have died trying to reach Spain in boats departing from North Africa. The U.N. says over 2,160 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe this year.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 06, 2018 07:39 UTC