Somber tales of deadly voyage by Haitian migrants – The Washington Post

Bahamas Haitian Migrants.JPEG-00ca0“God is the only one who saved me,” Desamour said as he returned from his ill-fated voyage along with most of the survivors. They were among 228 migrants the Bahamian government sent home Tuesday after detaining them recently for illegally entering the Bahamas.

Desamour and others who were on the boat that capsized Nov. 25 described a scene of horror, as the hungry and dehydrated migrants, most of whom couldn’t swim, clambered for space on the overturned boat.

“People lost their minds and started jumping into the sea,” said Marcel Dorostant, a 29-year-old motorcycle taxi driver who said he borrowed a $115 from a friend to pay the $227 smugglers fee to reach the Bahamas. via – The Washington Post


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