63 people fleeing the Gambia drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. The boat they were on left for the Canary Islands in the last week of November. The vessel capsized near the coast of Mauritania.
Eight of those pulled dead from the water were children. The tragedy comes as earlier at least 12 migrants drowned off Greece's western coast.
At least 150 people were on board the vessel, which had departed from Gambia at the end of November. At least 58 people have died, a further 83 managed to swim ashore.
Sea-Watch 3 has vowed to return to sea and rescue migrants after a five-month detainment in a Sicilian port by Italian authorities. Two other rescue boats, Alex and the Mare Jonio, are still being held.
The charity ship Alan Kurdi reached a rubber boat carrying 32 migrants, ahead of an impending storm on the Mediterranean. According to the Sea-Eye rescue group, they all said they were Libyan citizens.
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