July 30, 2009

No sign of missing Haitian migrants

Reprinted from the Jamaica Observer

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AFP) - Hopes dimmed yesterday for finding some 70 Haitian migrants still missing on the third day of search and rescue operations after their boat capsized in open waters off the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Rescuers continued to scour the area at dawn, but said they were not hopeful they would find more survivors among those who left the Americas' poorest country.

Local police, who are being assisted by the US Coast Guard, discovered overnight another body floating in the shark-infested waters, bringing the death toll to 16 passengers. Read full article

Thursday July 30th, 09

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