17 suspected Haitian migrants die off Bahamas coast

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Seventeen suspected Haitian migrants died in a boat accident off the coast of the Bahamas early on Sunday, a government statement said. “Rescue teams recovered 17 bodies from the water” – 15 women, one man and one infant – the statement tweeted by Prime Minister Philip Davis said. Another 25 people were rescued and placed in the care of health officials, the statement said. At least one person is still missing, with search missions underway. Preliminary investigations indicate that a speed boat left New Providence, the most populous island in the Bahamian archipelago, around 1am (0500 GMT) on …

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