Senegal navy searches for dozens lost after migrant boat capsizes

The Senegalese navy was carrying out a search and rescue mission on Saturday after a boat carrying about 60 migrants capsized earlier in the week, according to a military statement and a local official. The boat flipped over about 15 kilometres (nine miles) off the northern city of Saint-Louis, said the official, who asked not to be identified. The accident happened on Wednesday night, the navy statement said. Those on board were trying to reach Spain, naval spokesman Ameth Sow told local TV. Senegal is a popular jumping-off point for…

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