Fourteen African migrants missing after boat capsize off Spanish coast

Spanish rescue teams searched Monday for 14 Africans who are missing and feared dead, after a boat carrying migrants capsized in rough seas, officials said. The Interior Ministry said the boat capsized in 3-4 meter waves when a patrol boat intercepted it about 60 nautical miles off the city of Motril. Twenty-three Nigerians were pulled out of the water after Monday's pre-dawn accident and some of them said the boat was carrying 37 people, the ministry's office in the southern city of Granada said. Maritime rescue official Miguel Zea said planes, boats and helicopters were searching the area, but there was very little chance of finding anyone alive, or even bodies, because of the rough seas. The survivors included three women, one of whom was pregnant, the Interior Ministry said.