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Over 140 migrants saved from boats on way to Canary Islands


MADRID (AP) — Spanish rescuers have saved over 140 migrants on the perilous seaborne route from Africa to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Emergency services for the Canary Islands say that rescuers saved 90 migrants from two boats intercepted near the island of Gran Canaria. Another 55 migrants were attended by emergency services after being pulled from a boat in waters near the island of Fuerteventura. Arrivals to the Atlantic archipelago have doubled in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period in 2020. The ocean crossing is very dangerous and many taking it lose their lives each year.

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