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Boat capsizes off Haitian coast, at least 12 dead

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Boat capsizes off Haitian coast, at least 12 dead

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Ship carrying passengers and building materials sank off Haiti’s southern coast and authorities say at least 12 people have died

Haiti’s Maritime and Navigation Service director Eric Provost confirmed the deaths and said 30 people were rescued, none missing. He said the ship was overloaded when it capsized between the towns of Anse-à-Pitre and Marigot.

Earlier, Prime Minister Ariel Henry tweeted that 19 people had died and offered his condolences.

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