Thirteen (13) Senegalese are among 58 people killed in the capsizing of their boat off Mauritania.

Eight survivors have however been rescued and the State of Senegal will assist them, reassured the Secretary of State for Senegalese abroad, Moses Sarr. “We are following the situation closely, there will be an overall assessment tomorrow (today) by our representatives who will spend the night there, and when the government gets all the numbers, it will naturally communicate them to the press. , Senegalese, “he assured in the columns of L’Observateur.

Note that the boat from The Gambia, carried between 150 and 180 West African citizens including women and especially young people between 20 and 30 years.

The 58 dead bodies were buried in the night of Wednesday to Thursday in Nouadhibou, informs a source of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which also announced its “common priority to take care of all those who survived and give them the support they need. “

The identification of the bodies continues as well as the researches at sea.

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