Rabat- Moroccan authorities have recovered the bodies of at least twenty sub-Saharan migrants off the Mediterranean coast, reported French news agency AFP.
The victims were discovered on Saturday by a Spanish patrol boat that alerted both Spanish and Moroccan authorities, according to a spokeswoman for the Spanish enclave of Melilla.
Hundreds of migrants have died in recent months while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach the Spanish mainland.
Just in January, at least one thousand migrants have attempted to cross to Spain, according to a data issued by the North Observatory of Human Rights (ONDH). Ninety percent of the migrants who attempted to enter Spain illegally in January are sub-Saharan.