Eleven migrants have been found dead in a boat in the sea off southern Spain along with 33 survivors, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday (Dec 20).
A coastguard spokeswoman said that rescuers had taken the migrants, who came from sub-Saharan Africa to the Spanish port of Almeria early Thursday.
She said rescue services had been searching for the boat for two days in the sea between Spain's southern Andalusia region and the north of Morocco.
There was no indication that minors were among the dead or the survivors.
The coastguard is searching for three other boats in the same area, each with between 50 and 55 migrants on board.