Senegal brings back survivors of boat tragedy

More than six weeks after they left Senegal, 38 survivors from the boat tragedy off Cape Verde returned to Dakar via a military plane on Monday evening, the...

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More than six weeks after they left Senegal, 38 survivors from the boat tragedy off Cape Verde returned to Dakar via a military plane on Monday evening, the authorities said.

They are among 101 people who set out for the journey on 10 July trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands.

More than 60 people, most of them men from the fishing town of Fass Boye and the surrounding area, are feared dead, after their boat drifted at sea for over a month.

There’s still sadness and anger in this town after the boat tragedy.

A few inhabitants, including members of the same family, told the BBC they were relieved knowing their relatives were on their way back home alive.

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