The Turks and Caicos Islands Police announced over the weekend that investigates the finding from 20 corpses unidentified found in a boat in waters of the small Caribbean territory.
Turks and Caicos Islands Police Commissioner Trevor Botting told a news conference that the boat started from outside the Caribbean region and that neither the Turks and Caicos Islands nor was the area his destination.
“Researchers are working to establish their identities and how they found death, “said the official.
“This work will take some time to complete. Whatever the circumstances, this is a tragic situation in which many people have lost the vinea, “he said.
“We will do our best to identify them and communicate with their families “, assured the police chief.
Commissioner Botting added that this incident was a human tragedy very distressing.
“An investigation is underway to establish their identity, the cause of death and the circumstances that led to their being found in the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands”, he concluded.
The official did not give any clue as to where the boat could have departed or the nationality of the deceased.
The discovery in the Turks and Caicos Islands follows that of last May in the region, when an artisanal fishing boat adrift was located off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago where they were found. 14 person corpsesI know that they started from Mauritania, on the African continent.
At the end of April, about a dozen citizens venezuelans they died when they tried to get to Trinidad and Tobago.
In recent times, the irregular arrival of Venezuelan citizens on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago has been common. EFE