Migrants feared drowned

| 29/07/2009

(The Guardian): Up to 85 people are missing after an overloaded sailboat carrying about 200 Haitian migrants sank off Turks and Caicos Islands, the US coastguard said today. The boat struck a reef as it tried to elude police yesterday afternoon, a survivor said. Rescuers found 113 migrants stranded on two reefs about two miles south-east of West Caicos island. Most of them were ferried to land by authorities. Two bodies were also recovered, said Lieutenant Commander Matt Moorlag, a coastguard spokesman.

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