38 die in Haitian shipwreck

Last updated 19:18 25/12/2011

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At least 38 people have died when a boat carrying Haitian migrants sunk off the coast of Guantanamo province in far eastern Cuba, Cuban television reported.

It said 87 people, including seven women, were rescued after Cuban civil defence forces spotted the boat 100 meters off Punta Maisi, which is about 600 miles (1000 km) southeast of Havana.

There were no details on possible cause of the accident or the destination of the boat, but search and rescue efforts were still under way, the report said.

The dead included 21 men and 17 women, it said.

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- Reuters

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