Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE) (Sahara), as stated by several of his colleagues.
As sources from the relief services have informed EFE, among the 43 people who were traveling aboard that boat, several have recounted this morning and this morning, already on land, that they were shot while trying to go to sea, of evening.
Two of the people who were injured died during the navigation and were thrown into the sea and some more, the figure is imprecise, received pellet impacts on their bodies.
In the report of the 112 of the Canary Islands on the assistance provided last night to the occupants of that boat in the port of Arguineguín, there is no transfer to a health center for gunshot wounds, nor did the Salvamento sailors notice anything about it while they were sailing with those rescued to land, sources from both services have indicated. Yes, two men and the woman were referred to the hospital, but for “common” issues in the boats.
However, official sources have confirmed to EFE that the Police are aware of these testimonies and have already opened an investigation, of which they have preferred not to advance anything for the moment.
It is not the first time that migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands from the coast of Morocco and the Sahara report having been shot at when they left.
In fact, organizations that regularly report to the Spanish authorities the departures of the boats to facilitate their rescue, such as Caminando Fronteras and Alarm Phone, have denounced several cases in recent years.
And the testimonies of young Africans who arrived in the Canary Islands who report that the delinquents who chartered their boat forced them to board it by threatening them with knives or firearms are relatively frequent, because many times some people refuse to embark when they verify how precarious or flimsy is the boat that they are offered and they try to turn back.
Although initially the Salvamar Macondo rescue report included 42 people (32 men, nine women and one minor), the final count on land was 43: 25 adult men and ten women, seven minors (mostly adolescents) and one little girl. EFE