Thursday, May 14, 2009

9 Haitians die in Florida waters trying to flee country

More Haitians trying to escape the country's poverty did not make it to their destination. Nine people died as an overloaded boat hit an object then sank into the water off of Florida's coast.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, it's situation has only been made worse by four tropical storms and hurricanes that destroyed last years harvest. The Coast Guard says they have stopped 1377 Haitians from entering the US since the harvest.

From this Associated Press video, we learn more about the rescue efforts.

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