Sixty clandestine migrants escape custody in Mauritania
Some sixty clandestine migrants managed to escape custody in Mauritania, Red Cross representative at the port city of Nouadhibou Mohamed Ould Hamada confirmed on Wednesday (November 28th). The sixty were part of a 125-member group which the Mauritanian navy intercepted off the coast on Monday. Hamada said that the migrants managed to escape during their transfer to the beach, while the remaining 65 were repatriated to Mali and Senegal. The migrants were from Senegal, Gambia and Guinea and were reportedly heading to the Spanish Canary Islands.
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