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Haiti: Sailboat capsized causing at least 14 dead


Haiti: Sailboat capsized causing at least 14 dead

A boat crashed off the coast of Haiti. 14 people died, including children. Authorities said the ship was overloaded and lacked a certificate.

At least 14 people were killed in a boating accident off the coast of Haiti. A sailboat was shipwrecked on Wednesday (08.19.2020) between the island of La Tortue and the north coast of the Caribbean state, Haiti’s civil protection authority announced. The victims included two two-year-old children and nine survivors were rescued.

The boat was overloaded with about 30 people and goods and did not have a license, Haitian media quoted the head of the shipping authority, Eriv Prévost. On board were island residents returning from their groceries at the market in the town of Saint Louis du Nord.

The Prime Minister of Haiti, Joseph Jouthe, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in a statement on Thursday. He called the incident “another tragedy affecting the Haitian people.” In Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – it is not uncommon for unsafe or overloaded boats to crash.

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