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21 migrants dead, dozen missing in Haiti shipwreck

Apr 10, 2015    

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Twenty-one migrants died and around a dozen more were missing after their boat sank off the north coast of Haiti, a senior official said Thursday.Haiti's civil protection directorate chief Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste said those on board the ship, around 50 people, had been trying to reach Providenciales Island in the neighbouring Turks and Caicos.The ship -- which left at about midnight -- had attempted to return after running into bad weather, but sank off the coast in the early hours on Thursday.The bodies of 21 people were found washed ashore on the shore in the town of Borgne,...

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