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Illegal immigration: thirty young Guineans drowned in the Mediterranean.

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The desire to travel to Europe is growing in Guinea particularly in Mamou which continues to bear the brunt of these dramas of illegal immigration, recorded during crossings of the Mediterranean. Since last November.

The boat carrying illegal young Guineans have capsized on Moroccan coast. Rescue services have thus counted 38 bodies. All passengers who were aboard the makeshift boat have drowned. This information was obtained through the testimony of relatives of some victims from the town of Mamou located 260 kilometers from the capital, in Middle Guinea. They too have been informed by the magic of the mobile phone as their children, left to Morocco to attempt a crossing to Spain, died, drowning victims. It is in this city that is also the biggest victims.

Reached by telephone, Mr. Diané living in Spain, father of one of the victim named Abdoulaye Diané 21 years old and student at 12th grade in social sciences, gives details on the circumstances of the accident “on Friday some young people in Morocco called me informing me of the high seas drowning of a boat which my child on board. They are in total 38 young Guineans who died in the boat. Only the driver of the boat has survived and is in the hands of the Moroccan security, “he explains.

Morocco’s phenomenon grows in Guinea; many young students are tempted to join the Maghreb at all means. Some steal money from their parents and disappear without any trace. Others cause incidents with family when they find no way to leave Madina district of Mamou urban commune where a young boy set fire to the house of his parents because they do not give him money to join his friends in Morocco. In this fire the family lost everything.

 

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