Five migrants have drowned and 193 others were rescued in the western Mediterranean sea off the Spanish coast after six rafts sank.
Dozens of migrants disembarked from a rescue vessel by the Spanish coastguard in the port of Motril. One minor was carried off by staff.
Survivors from one of the rafts rescued say a further four persons had been lost at sea earlier in the journey.
Spain has become the main entry point for migrants fleeing Africa to seek a better life in Europe, overtaking Italy and Greece.
Migrants found dead or missing in Spanish waters have already surpassed the 153 reported last year.