More Than 100 Die When Ferry Sinks
Scores of bodies floated off Haiti’s southwest peninsula Tuesday, among more than 100 people who drowned when a ferry sank in the Caribbean Sea, a U.N. spokesman said.
U.N. spokesman Eric Falt said Tuesday that 16 bodies already had washed up on the beach at Tiburon, and 88 more bodies were counted floating in the sea.
About 150 people bought tickets for the trip Thursday, and only three survivors have been identified, Falt said.
The 50-foot Aviron I struck rocks shortly after it set off Thursday morning from Les Irois on Haiti’s southwest peninsula, 215 miles west of the capital. It sank 12 miles to the south, Falt said.