85 missing as boat carrying Haitians capsizes

Reuters reports a boat with between 160 and 200 Haitian migrants aboard capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos islands on Monday, according to U.S. Coast Guard crews helping local authorities rescue survivors from the reefs.

The island nation of Haiti was pummeled by four consecutive tropical storms and hurricanes last September. Recovery has been slow and food scarce, forcing desperate people to take perilous journeys across open oceans seeking relief.

Read more from the Associated Press here and read more about Haiti here.

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