Lone Moroccan survivor tells of 26 deaths at sea
A lone Moroccan survivor told Algerian sailors how 26 of his colleagues had died while trying to cross the Mediterranean in a small inflatable craft, Algeria's APS news agency reported Sunday.
The man was picked up on Saturday morning about 20 nautical miles north of the Habibas islands off Algeria's western coast, a naval spokesman said. He was later taken to a hospital in Bouzedjar in critical condition by Algerian coastguards.
The APS reports did not say how the 26 had drowned or how the man had managed to survive alone on the craft over a number of days. (Albawaba.com)
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