Migrant aid agency Caminando Fronteras says that at least 44 migrants and refugees drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Morocco’s disputed region of Western Sahara, while twelve others survived the tragedy and were immediately arrested. There was however no immediate confirmation from authorities in Morocco, which sees Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony, as an integral part of the North African kingdom. Al Jazeera reports that it was not clear where the boat was heading, but usually, migrants leaving from that area try to reach Spain’s Canary Islands.