At least 21 people died when a boat sank in Haitian waters amid heavy rains, Sputnik reported citing loca media.
Rescue teams started recovering bodies of the shipwreck victims on Sunday, according to the EFE news agency. The boat was reportedly en route from Gonaives in northern Haiti to Bombardopolis, when the incident happened.
It is not known exactly how many people were on board the vessel, the media reported.
According to Haiti's Civil Protection officials. Some of the survivors of the shipwreck have been hospitalized. The national maritime service is continuing the search for survivors and the recovery of bodies from the shipwreck area, the media reported.
Such incidents are common in Haiti during the rainy season. According to the Haitian Civil Protection, in the past two weeks, 28 people died as a result of the adverse weather conditions.