At least 15 Haitians dead after boat sinks off Turks and Caicos
At least 10 people are dead after a boat carrying Haitian migrants capsized on Sunday morning off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, authorities said.
A spokesperson for the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force said crews were alerted to the capsizing boat near West Caicos island around 8 a.m.
Authorities were able to rescue 13 migrants from the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it was assisting local authorities with the search.
The U.S. Coast Guard said nine people are believed to be missing.