According to figures compiled by Europa Press, 1,003 migrants in 40 boats reached Andalucía (Almeria, Granada, Cádiz, Huelva and Malaga) between 1 January and 7 July 2011. The majority of the migrants landed in the province of Granada.
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A boat believed to be carrying 51 sub-Saharan migrants attempting to sail from Morocco to Spain capsized south of Adra (Almería). The boat reportedly left Morocco on 5 May. The accident occurred late Thursday night to early Friday morning. The boat was carrying men, women, and children. 29 people were rescued. Four bodies have been recovered. 18 people remain missing and are assumed to be dead due to the sea temperature which according to authorities would allow someone to survive for a maximum of 10 hours. Media reports suggest that the boat capsized after one of its floats ruptured which in turn caused the boat to capsize.
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