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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Americas: Two dead, 22 missing after migrant boat capsizes

from The Jamaican Observer:

A boat carrying illegal migrants to Puerto Rico capsized, killing at least two people and leaving 22 missing, officials said yesterday.

The Dominican Republic navy rescued seven migrants at sea. Survivors said the small wooden boat carrying at least 30 people left late Monday from Puerto Plata, a town 224 kilometres (140 miles) north of the capital of Santo Domingo, said navy Captain Viviano Rodriguez.

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