A journey that started with hopes of seeing a greener pasture in Europe has ended for some 34 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Their families are now in mourning.

Reuters reports that the 34 migrants, who were part of occupants of a boat, died after a shipwreck in the Western Mediterranean. 

Another 26 migrants survived the wreck, according to the UN Migration Agency.

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The figures were released by the Migration Agency on Tuesday, citing the Moroccan navy and a Spanish aid agency.

“The boat was adrift since Sunday with 60 people aboard.

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“At least 34 have drowned; it looks like there were 26 survivors.

“The information came from the Moroccan navy and a Spanish non-governmental organisation Caminando Fronteras,’’ the  spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Joel Millman, told Reuters. 

Some European countries that use to be landing ports for migrants have issued decrees banning ships with migrants from getting close to their seashores. 

A specific distance from the port was also given.  

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