| TWO pregnant women and two small children who had travelled to southern Spain on a jerry-built raft from north Africa have been taken to hospital.
A total of 38 people were spotted by the coastguard off the shores of Motril (Granada) late in the evening and were rescued by the Red Cross.
Seven of them were women, two of whom were around six months' pregnant and who have ben taken to the district hospital in Motril for check-ups.
Four of the passengers were of Pakistani origin and the rest were sub-Saharan Africans.
They were seen at about 10 miles from the coast of Alborán at 21.00hrs yesterday evening.
Raft-loads of African migrants are often caught attempting to enter Europe via the 'back door' by sailing into Spain's southern coasts.