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Spain rescues two babies and 52 adult migrants from smugglers' boat

Spain's maritime rescue service saved 54 migrants, including two babies, trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a smugglers' boat.

A spokesman for the service said that the group, which included 13 women, was spotted by a cargo ship in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar. The spokesman spoke anonymously in line with the policy of the rescue service.

The Red Cross said that seven of the migrants needed to be taken to a hospital when they arrived at the port in Malaga around midnight on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday in a separate rescue more than 1,000 migrants were found trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

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