Migrants face death, but dream of better life makes it worthwhile

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Migrants face death, but dream of better life makes it worthwhile

Experts are worried about the thousands who may have died undetected, but migrants ‘are not afraid’

Edward McAllister

Seven neighbours from a village in western Senegal boarded a fishing boat crammed with migrants just after midnight on October 26. Their destination: Europe, 1,600km away over open ocean.

Two of them are now missing, presumed dead, after the boat carrying dozens of people capsized in a collision with the Senegalese coastguard.

One can barely walk from his injuries. Another is haunted by the memory of clinging to a piece of flotsam while others around him flailed and sank into the black ocean...

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