17:08 GMT02 December 2020
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    CAIRO (Sputnik) - A small ship with 18 undocumented migrants on board sank in the Mediterranean Sea near the Algerian city of Oran on Saturday, at least two people have died in the incident, the Algeria Press Service (APS) news agency reported.

    A total of 13 migrants have been rescued by the maritime guard, 11 of them are foreigners and two are Algerian citizens, the APS reported Saturday.

    The search for three missing people continues, according to the media outlet.

    READ MORE: Office of SOS Mediterranee Migrant Rescue Charity Attacked in Marseille (VIDEO)

    Since 2015, Europe has been facing an acute migration crisis, with scores of refugees arriving there to flee conflicts and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa. According to the International Organisation for Migration, at least 130,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe in 2017 only, while thousands of them migrants had died while trying during their attempts.


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