In a written statement from the Al-Atawiya branch of the Moroccan Human Rights Association, it was stated that 51 young people from Ataviya disappeared about 12 days ago while they were trying to cross the coast of Agadir city by boat to the Canary Islands, and they have not been heard from since then.
In the statement, it was stated that the families, who could not communicate with their children and could not hear from them, had to gather in the city center every day and called on the responsible units to intervene and intensify the search to determine the fate of their children.
In the statement, which called for the relevant authorities to intervene immediately in order to reveal the fate of the young people who could not be heard and to tell the truth to their families, an urgent investigation is demanded to reveal the networks of human smuggling and irregular migration that have left great tragedies behind, and to impose the heaviest punishments on everyone connected with these crime networks. was done.
They paid $4,500 to be taken to the Canary Islands.
A relative of one of the missing youths said that they did not know the fate of the youth who set out from the coast of Agadir city to Spain’s Canary Islands 12 days ago.
The person in question stated that each of the young people, including his own brother, paid 40,500 dirhams ($4,500) to be taken to the Canary Islands.
There was no statement from the Moroccan administration on the subject.
The Spanish media announced yesterday that a boat carrying irregular migrants had sunk between Gran Canaria (Great Canary) and the Western Sahara coasts in North Africa, in the news it gave based on the Canary Islands Coast Guard Authority and Moroccan sources.
It was reported that 24 people were rescued as a result of the sinking of the boat carrying irregular immigrants, which was 40 miles from Western Sahara and 80 miles from the Great Canary Island, and that at least 2 people were found dead and 37 people were missing.