7 migrants drown off Moroccan coast

Tunisian migrants stand on the German NGO Sea-Eye migrant rescue ship 'Alan Kurdi' after they were informed they would disembark in Malta, in international waters off Malta in the central Mediterranean Sea, September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
Tunisian migrants stand on the German NGO Sea-Eye migrant rescue ship ‘Alan Kurdi’ after they were informed they would disembark in Malta,September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Seven Moroccan migrants have drowned after their boat sank off Morocco’s coast on Saturday, local media reported.

The bodies of seven people, including one woman, were found early in the morning on the beach of Ain Harouda, near Casablanca, the official news agency MAP said.

Three other survivors were found unconscious and sent to the Mohammadia hospital.

Local authorities of Casablanca said that all necessary means were mobilized to search for possible missing migrants.

The bodies of the migrants were sent to the hospital for autopsy, it said, adding that an investigation is underway.