Ottawa, 16 Feb (ONA) ---- The bodies of 10 people have been recovered from the icy waters off the Atlantic coast of Canada after a Spanish fishing boat sank, according to reports today.
Eleven of the 24 crew members were still missing, Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia reported citing authorities.
Three crew members were rescued alive from a life raft yesterday, though they showed signs of hypothermia.
Given the extremely cold water and stormy seas in the area there was little chance of finding more survivors.
The boat sank overnight Monday off the coast of Newfoundland.
According to Canadian authorities, 24 people were on board the Villa de Pitanxo, a vessel from Galicia in north-western Spain, at the time of the accident.
The reasons for the boat sinking remain unclear.