Monday, December 4

A boat with 141 Haitians on board sank off the southern coast of Cuba

A boat carrying 141 Haitian migrants capsized off the southern coast of Cuba in the province of Cienfuegos while trying to reach the United States, the official press reported on Saturday.

“Of the 141 people who were traveling on the ship, above its capacity and in precarious conditions, 22 are children, and there are pregnant women and the elderly,” said Nadezka Carvajal, chief operating officer of the Red Cross in Cienfuegos (233 kilometers from Havana) For the moment, no report on this unfortunate incident.

“The expedition had set sail for Miami, USA, but bad weather conditions took them to the south-central coast of Cuba,” one of the castaways told the local newspaper.

This is the third time this year that groups of Haitians have landed on Cuban shores in their attempt to reach US territory.

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