Group of migrants from Niger die in attempt to cross the Sahara into Algeria

Posted on October 31, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Border Crossings, Expatriates Killed

Reuters reports that the corpses of more than 80 migrants, most of them women and children who died of thirst, have been found in northern Niger after their vehicle broke down attempting to cross the Sahara Desert, military sources said on Thursday. The migrants had set off in two trucks from Niger’s northernmost mining town Arlit across the desert towards Tamanrasset in Algeria in mid-October but dispersed to find water after their vehicle broke down. Read article

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