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World at least six deaths in a shipwreck between Venezuela and Trinity

06:15  27 april  2021
06:15  27 april  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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At least two Venezuelans died when a vessel they were taking from eastern Delta Amacuro state to neighboring Trinidad and Tobago sank, the state's governor said, adding that seven people had been rescued in the incident. It marked the latest fatal shipwreck of Venezuelans attempting to reach the Many travel in crowded, rickety boats with limited fuel supplies. read more. Delta Amacuro Governor Lizeta Hernandez said in a statement late on Saturday that the vessel departed from the village of La Horqueta on April 23. The victims were a man and a woman whose names were unknown, Hernandez

It marked the latest fatal shipwreck of Venezuelans attempting to reach the dual-island Caribbean nation, home to at least 40,000 Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic crisis. Many travel in crowded, rickety boats with limited fuel supplies. Delta Amacuro Governor Lizeta Hernandez said in a statement late on Dozens of bodies were found off the Venezuelan coastal town of Guiria in eastern Sucre state in December, while in 2019 at least two ships that set off from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago disappeared at sea. More than 5 million Venezuelans have emigrated in recent years as the

Les autorités n'ont toutefois pas précisé le nombre de personnes à bord du bateau qui était parti de La Horqueta pour l'île de Trinité vendredi. © Archives West-France The authorities, however, did not specify the number of people aboard the boat that had gone from the culqueta for the island of Trinida Friday .

At least six people died Friday in the sinking of a boat connecting Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. Other victims could be to be deplored. The authorities, however, did not specify the number of people aboard the boat that had gone from the culleta for the island of Trinida on Friday.

At least six people died Friday in the shipwreck of a boat connecting the Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, distant from a hundred kilometers, according to an official assessment that may increase.

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At least 20 people died when a boat sank off the eastern Venezuelan coast over the weekend and the vessel's owner has been arrested, the country's chief prosecutor said on Monday. The government of President Nicolas Maduro initially said it had found 14 bodies floating off shore from Guiria in the state of Sucre, a frequent departure point for migrants fleeing their Venezuela 's economic crisis to the neighbouring island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Prosecutor Tarek Saab wrote on Twitter that 56-year-old Luis Martinez had been arrested and that the case had been assigned to prosecutors

Fourteen people were killed after a boat carrying, migrants bound for Trinidad and Tobago was wrecked , Xinhua reported citing local authorities. Eleven bodies have been recovered during inspections carried out by a Coast guard patrol boat on Sunday afternoon and another report showed three more deaths . The government added that security forces are currently investigating the incident and have not ruled out “a link with criminal gangs in the area”. The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard said on social media that preliminary information suggested that the vessel departed on December 6

"For the moment, we unfortunately, we have six dead, four women and two men" , announced Monday to local media the Governor of the State of Delta Amacuro (Northeast), Lizeta Hernandez, stressing that the research continued To find "the ten Missing Venezuelan citizens, including three are probably minor" .

"Deep consternation"

The authorities did not specify the number of people aboard the boat that had gone from the time of the island of Trinida on Friday.

In a joint statement, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Office for Migration (IOM) expressed their "deep consternation" . "While living conditions continue to deteriorate (...) Venezuelans continue to undertake trips that put their lives at risk" , "they emphasized.

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Many inhabitants of the Amacuro Delta traveling to Trinidad and Tobago to flee the crisis in Venezuela, in full economic marrasses, aggravated by economic sanctions - especially American - to oust power President Nicolas Maduro.

Many accidents

It is not uncommon for boats to be overloaded and the accidents are numerous.

In December, about thirty people are disappointed during the sinking of a boat left behind Güiria, in the state of sugar in Venezuela.

Between 2018 and 2019, a hundred people lost their lives by trying to join Trinity, according to opposition data.

According to the United Nations, some 5 million Venezuelans have fled the country of 30 million inhabitants since 2015, 25,000 having chosen as a Trinidad and Tobago destination, a country of 1.3 million.

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