- Title: Two African migrants die as boat sinks off Mexico
- Date: 12th October 2019
- Summary: PUERTO ARISTA, MEXICO (OCTOBER 11, 2019) (REUTERS) MARINES ON DUTY AT BEACH NEAR BODY OF MIGRANT WHO WASHED UP ASHORE VARIOUS OF OFFICIALS AND MARINES ON DUTY AT SCENE FLIP FLOP THAT WASHED UP SHORE MIGRANT WHO WASHED UP ASHORE OFFICIALS AT SCENE MIGRANT WHO WASHED UP ASHORE ITEMS OF CLOTHING THAT WASHED UP ASHORE LOCAL NEAR BODY OF MIGRANT WHO WASHED UP ASHORE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL FISHERMAN, JOSE ALBERTO MORALES, SAYING: "Yes it's common to see this happen (African migrants arriving) but for the boat to tip over, to find bodies, it's the first time. It's the first time I've seen this." MARINES ON DUTY AT BEACH LOCALS AND AUTHORITIES AT BEACH MARINE TALKING TO LOCALS OFFICERS ARRIVING AT SCENE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL FISHERMAN, ESTEBAN CABRERA, SAYING: "(inaudible) and now in the United States there is no entry. What are they (African migrants) looking for? To invade our country, to go hungry."
- Embargoed: 26th October 2019 18:20
- Keywords: Mexico migrants Cameroon drown boat Chiapas United States
- Location: PUERTA ARISTA, CHIAPAS + TONALA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO
- City: PUERTA ARISTA, CHIAPAS + TONALA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0SJ51J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Two migrants drowned off the coast of Mexico on Friday (October 11) after the small boat they were on sank.
According to reports, the boat was travelling in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas when it reportedly tipped over. Two bodies were washed up on shore. However, one migrant from the boat was still missing.
Survivors were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Officials reported that all migrants on board were from Cameroon but have not yet confirmed the number on board.
They had reportedly sought to come to Mexico for onland passage to the United States.
Many of the migrants in southern Mexico are of African origin. Data from Mexico's interior ministry suggests that migration from Africa this year will break records.
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