Dominican Republic: 17 dead after migrant boat capsizes

Rescuers have recovered 17 bodies and pulled 13 survivors from white-capped waters off this coastal town after an overloaded boat carrying migrants from the Dominican Republic capsized, officials said Sunday.


The number of the dead is expected to go up, as Dominican rescuers in two army boats and numerous local fishermen search for at least 40 more migrants pitched overboard early Saturday when a smuggler's boat heading for neighboring Puerto Rico capsized. (AP)


פרסום ראשון: 02.06.12, 01:03