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6 Fleeing N. Africa Drown, 15 Missing

September 17, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

A small, overloaded boat capsized in the Strait of Gibraltar, drowning six North Africans who were apparently trying to emigrate to Spain. Police said about 15 others were missing. Officials said the passengers were believed to be fleeing poverty and unemployment in North Africa.

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