The locations of the confederate coastal settlements of Anse-a-Pitre and Marigot wherever a vessel which was transporting Haitians sank successful the aboriginal hours of Saturday greeting and led to nineteen deaths successful Haiti, successful this representation taken connected Oct. 30, 2021. (Google Maps)
PORT-AU-PRINCE—Nineteen Haitians died erstwhile a boat transporting them betwixt the confederate coastal settlements of Anse-a-Pitre and Marigot sank successful the aboriginal hours of Saturday morning, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said connected Twitter.
Local media quoted a subsister identified arsenic Marie Lucienne Pola arsenic saying the boat, which was utilized for transporting gas, cement, food, and passengers was overloaded.
The boat, which media named arsenic Eklezyas, sank other the municipality of Belle-Anse. Civil extortion authorities successful Marigot said 11 bodies had been recovered by Saturday morning.
Local sportfishing and transport vessels helped rescue survivors from the boat. Such vessels typically transportation hundreds of people.
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