17 die in boat capsizes while entering to USA

BanglaPress Desk
July 25, 2022

Noman Ibne Sabit: At least 17 people lost their lives when a boat capsized in Miami, Florida while crossing the sea with the goal of becoming an immigrant to the United States. A child is also among the dead. All the victims are citizens of Haiti. 25 more people were rescued alive in this incident.
The boat sank off the coast of the Bahamas on its way to the United States on Sunday midnight local time,and this is where the death occurred.

According to US media reports, at least 17 Haitians have died after a boat sank off the coast of the Bahamas, the Caribbean country’s government said.

Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis said that the vessel, which was part of a suspected human smuggling operation, capsized about seven miles offshore around 1 a.m. Mayorkas warns border numbers could rise further, Tells migrants: ‘Do not come to the border’ One of the deceased migrants was a male, while 15 were female and one was an infant, Davis said. Five females and 20 males were rescued off the boat, according to police. Two people from the Bahamas were taken into custody in connection with the operation, according to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. “Those found to be involved will face prosecution,” the prime minister said in a statement. “I understand the situation that many of these migrants face that would encourage them to take such great risk. We however appeal to those considering making such a voyage, not to.” An increasing number of Haitian migrants have tried to make the perilous journey to Florida by boat in recent years. The Coast Guard has stopped more than 6,100 migrants in fiscal year 2022, which started last October, a sharp uptick over the 1,527 Haitian migrants who were stopped in fiscal year 2021 and the 418 who were stopped in fiscal year 2020.