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Suspicion of Haitian immigrants drowns as the boat sinks from the Bahamas

A boat carrying about 60 people to the capsize of Florida, USA, killed 17 people and has rescued about 25 passengers so far, officials said.

Human smugglers are known to use the Bahamas (a group of islands near the Florida coast) as a starting point for taking people to the United States. (Reuters)

17 Haitian immigrants were killed in a boat accident off the Bahamas.

“The rescue team recovered 17 bodies from the water.”-15 women, 1 man, 1 infant-Government statement Tweet Prime Minister Philip Davis said on Sunday.

According to the statement, an additional 25 people were rescued and placed under the control of health authorities. At least one is missing and a search mission is underway.

According to a preliminary survey, Speedboat departed New Providence, the most populous island in the Bahamas, around 1 am on Sunday, with about 60 people on board. Authorities believe the boat was destined for Miami, Florida.

The ship is believed to have capsized in the rough seas 11 kilometers off the island.

According to a statement, investigations by several agencies involving the Bahamas police and the Bahamas Defense Forces are underway, “identifying the entire situation surrounding suspected trafficking operations, resulting in the death of migrants.” is.

Trafficking operations

Human smugglers are known to use the Bahamas (a group of islands near the Florida coast) as a starting point for taking people to the United States. This can often be a dangerous journey.

In March, the United States Coast Guard intercepted 123 people on a small boat off the coast of Angilakei in western Bahamas, and a few days earlier detained more than 140 people off Andros, the largest island in the Bahamas.

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, faces serious political, economic and security crises.

Source: AFP



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