An unknown number of Cuban migrants die in an accident in Mexico

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Six migrants died, including an undetermined number of Cubans, in an accident that occurred during the night of Friday in the state of Puebla, Mexico, reported the local media Central Newspaper.

The incident occurred near Cañada Morelos when a truck in which migrants from Cuba were traveling and Honduras flipped.

Initially, eleven were reported injured, of which at least six would have died. The deceased included four minors and two adults.. Most of the injured were minors.

When the accident happened, the migrants were going in a van to cross the state of Puebla. They had no legal documents for their stay in the country.

CUBAN JOURNAL He tried to contact the Cuban Embassy in Mexico to find out details of the victims, but no one answered the phone.

Cuban rafters arrive in Florida

On the other hand, 19 rafters Cubans were taken into custody of the US Border Patrol Thursday morning after arriving at Marathon Key in a homemade boat, Agent Walter N. Slosar reported in Twitter.

The same agent had reported in another Tweet about the arrest of another 16 Cuban rafters on Tuesday, also near Marathon Key, along with an alleged smuggler were arrested.

Cuban rafters intercepted

Finally, on Friday the crew of the Paul Clark ship transferred 46 people to the Bahamasincluding an undetermined number of Cuban rafters, the US Coast Guard reported in a release.

The nationalities of the transferred persons were Cuban, Jamaican, Nicaraguan, Chinese, Haitian and Brazilian.
“Going out to sea in crude makeshift boats without safety gear or lifesaving equipment is very dangerous,” said Matthew Spado, a lieutenant commander with the Coast Guard’s 7th District.

From October 1, 2021 to date, the crews of the Coast Guard have intercepted 3,963 Cubansthe highest figure in the last six years.


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