The victims were discovered on Sunday, just hours after a lone survivor had been pulled to safety. An NGO said the boat had set sail with 34 people on board. 29 people are reported to be still missing
Spain’s Salvamento Maritimo coastguard said on Twitter that it had “recovered the bodies of four people” from a boat some 150 nautical miles southwest of Gran Canaria island, with the lone survivor rescued on Saturday night by a passing merchant ship.
Caminando Fronteras confirmed, also in a statement on Twitter, receiving a distress call from the same vessel on September 24, just hours after it set sail from the coast of Western Sahara “with 34 people on board”.