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’
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...