Mother, daughter corpses recovered after 20 migrants go missing off Oran Coast


Coastguards, on Sunday, said they had recovered the bodies of a mother and her daughter who were among 20 migrants to go missing in the Mediterranean after their boat caught fire.

The blaze hit the vessel as it carried 27 migrants, all from Algeria. Nine people, including infants, were rescued by a Liberian-flagged vessel.

In this aspect, the two corpses found, on Saturday off the coastal city of Oran, by police have been identified by this latter as Police as a mother and daughter.
On the other hand, the father of this family was among the 18 migrants still missing at sea, while the son was recovering in hospital, APS said, adding that search operations were ongoing.
Earlier, a survivor told the Echourouk online outlet that passengers jumped into the sea as fire spread through the boat shortly after it left Oran on Wednesday.






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