At least 39 drown including child off Canary Islands as migrant dinghy sinks in waters near Gran Canaria | The Sun

AT LEAST 39 people including a child have drowned after a migrant dinghy sank off the Canary Islands.

The tragic news was confirmed by a source in the Spanish maritime rescue service that said 24 people were rescued from the sinking dinghy.

The Moroccan-led rescue operation was carried out some 88 miles to the southeast of Gran Canaria island.

Two organizations focusing on migration, Walking Borders and Alarm Phone, said the dinghy was originally carrying 59 people on board.

In a tweet, Walking Borders said 39 people had drowned, while Alarm Phone said 35 people were missing.

The tragedy comes a few days after another boat carrying migrants capsized in waters off southern Greece leaving at least 78 dead and up to 500 missing.

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