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Barbados: 11 Dead

11 Africans Found Dead on Sailboat off the Coast of Barbados

A series of tests are being performed, to determine the cause of death of 11 people (possibly migrants from West Africa) found on a boat drifting off the coast of Barbados.

Police spokesman David Welch said authorities were also still trying to determine the origin of the people, who were found in the cramped cabin of a 20-foot wooden boat about 80 miles east of Barbados.

''We cannot say for sure that they were from an African nation, but a travel itinerary onboard indicated travel within Africa,'' Welch said. Clothing and an undisclosed amount of currency (in euros) were also found.

Officials estimate the 11 people were dead for about two weeks before the drifting boat was discovered by Barbadian fishermen off the Caribbean island's south coast, he said.

Published on: 5/1/06 - Nation News.

”POLICE FORENSIC EXPERTS were last night trying to determine how 11 people, believed to come from an African country, perished at sea.

The badly decomposed bodies were discovered in the cramped cabin of a
20-foot unnamed boat drifting about 70 nautical miles off the Ragged Point, St Philip coastline Saturday morning ...”

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