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Spain rescues 19 migrants from Algeria in Mediterranean

AP  |  Madrid 

Spain's maritime rescue service says that it has saved 19 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat.

The service tells The Associated Press that all 19 migrants were men claiming Algerian nationality.

The boat was spotted late last night, and rescuers reached it early today morning in waters off the southeastern coast of

Thousands of migrants from attempt the perilous crossing to in small boats that are unfit for the open sea and often launched by human smugglers.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 18:07 IST