US News After the sinking of a canoe off Senegal, a survivor testifies

09:30  27 october  2020
09:30  27 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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They stayed there and sank with the canoe . I cannot say how many,” a survivor identified as Mr Dièye told Senegal ’s l’Observateur newspaper. Previously on the same morning, Senegal ’s navy said it had intercepted another boat with 111 migrants on board as part of the country’s cooperation with the

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Des pêcheurs sur la côte sénégalaise, à Thiaroye, d'où partaient des migrants vers l'Espagne, il y a de nombreuses années déjà. © AP Photo / Babacar Dione Fishermen on the Senegalese coast, in Thiaroye, from where migrants left for Spain, there are many many years already.

In Senegal, indignation continues following the explosion of the engine of a pirogue of illegal migrants. At least twenty passengers would have died, in a boat that can carry more than 200 people. A total of 51 people were rescued and transported to the naval base according to the Senegalese army. Traffickers have been arrested. From Saint-Louis, where they are from, survivors and relatives of victims testify.

With our correspondent in Dakar, Théa Ollivier

The canoe was so full that this young Saint-Louisian could not estimate the number of passengers. The 20-year-old - who wants to remain anonymous - dreamed of moving to Spain to find a better situation.

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Rescued by the Spanish Navy and then handed over to the Senegalese authorities, he testifies: "When it exploded, it was every man for himself to escape and survive. I grabbed a can in my hands, threw the can and then dove in because it was a fight to find a can. I stayed three hours long on it. When it exploded, I saw people nearby, maybe dead, but personally I was lost and I only thought of saving myself. "

Demba Sow did not have the chance to find his two sons, aged 21 and 27, who embarked in the same canoe. Despite the searches, the bodies of his children are still missing and the father has no hope.

Another migrant canoe overturned when it was intercepted on the night of Sunday to Monday. 39 people were again rescued.

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