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    Spanish police identify body of eight-month-old baby after shipwreck in Mediterranean

    The child was an eight-month-old girl from Algeria. His body was found on a beach in Catalonia last week.

    The body of a baby was found a week ago on a beach in northeastern Catalonia. It was an eight-month-old girl, who died like her parents in the sinking of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean, the Spanish Civil Guard said on Tuesday.

    The child “came from Algeria with his parents, whose boat sank on April 6,” said the Civil Guard in a statement.

    Since this macabre discovery which occurred on July 11 on a beach in Roda de Berà, in the province of Tarragona, DNA analyzes have made it possible to establish a relationship with an “identified” woman, whose corpse had been located. in the process in April off the Balearic Islands, adds the “Guardia Civil”.

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    The boat, which had left the Algerian town of Cherchell in the north of the country on March 21, was carrying fifteen people, including the parents of the little girl. None survived and eight bodies have since been recovered, the statement said.

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    According to the latest figures from the Spanish Interior Ministry, 14,021 people arrived in the Kingdom irregularly by sea or land between January and mid-July, a decrease of 6.5% compared to the previous year. .

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    More than half arrived via the Canary archipelago, located off the northwest coast of Africa (7,590, a figure down 18.5%), compared to just over a third via the coasts continental or Balearic (5781, +46.7%).

    Source: BFM TV

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