Spain´s Canary Islands see 283 migrants arrive in 1 day

Officials say 283 migrants have arrived in four boats in Spain´s Canary Islands

Spain´s Maritime Rescue Service said 195 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were in one boat that made it to Tenerife island. Another boat carrying 61 migrants was intercepted near the island of Fuerteventura.

The Interior Ministry says that so far this year, more than 8,000 migrants have reached the Canary Islands, located more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the northwest African coast.

Emergency tents set up by the Red Cross on the Gran Canaria island’s Arguineguin dock were accommodating some 1,300 migrants, the news agency said.