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Stowaways found on a barge

Some 19 African stowaways were recently discovered on a barge towed by the Bever tugboat about five nautical miles off Morro Jable in Fuerteventura



They had smuggled themselves aboard in Senegal, hoping to reach Europe. Eleven of them were rescued by helicopter and eight by the air rescue service SAR. They were flown to the Gando airport in Gran Canaria. The Africans were exhausted, but are now safe. 



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