Official: 1 Dead, 14 Rescued After Overloaded Boat Capsizes Near Southern Haiti

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—One idiosyncratic died and 14 others were rescued aft an overloaded vessel traveling without authorization capsized adjacent Haiti’s confederate coast, authorities said Saturday.

Among the survivors is simply a idiosyncratic who was hospitalized successful captious condition, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency. It said authorities are inactive looking for an undetermined fig of people.

The vessel departed precocious Friday from the municipality of Anse-a-Pitres adjacent the borderline that Haiti and the Dominican Republic share. It capsized arsenic it traveled westbound to the confederate coastal municipality of Marigot, said Auguste Sony, an inspector with Haiti’s Maritime and Navigation Service.

He told The Associated Press that the vessel was laden with 600 sacks of flour and much than 15 people, truthful helium did not authorize it to permission the larboard fixed its dense load and reported the concern to his superiors.

Sony said the skipper ignored his orders and acceptable off, insisting that helium ferry radical to Marigot.

“It’s precise bittersweet that the skipper didn’t listen,” helium said.