300 migrants rescued off Spain over two-day Christmas period

More than half of those who were rescued were found off the Costa Blanca on Spain's southeastern coast.


About 100 refugees and migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain on Thursday, adding to about another 200 plucked off makeshift boats on Christmas Day, Spain’s maritime rescue service said.

More than half of them were found off the Costa Blanca on Spain’s southeastern coast, with 10 people rescued just before dawn, among them eight men, a woman and a child.


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