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Migrant Boat Sinks Off Mexico; One Dead, Two Missing

A small boat carrying African migrants off the coast of southern Mexico sank Friday, leaving one dead and two missing, authorities said.

The boat was traveling off the southern border state of Chiapas when it listed to one side, pitching its occupants into the water, the state prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Authorities mounted a search operation and “managed to rescue eight migrants alive,” it said.

A 39-year-old man was found dead, his body washed up on the shore. Two other migrants are missing.

All were from Cameroon, a country that has seen a growing exodus of refugees amid an increasingly violent conflict read more >>>

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