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At least 11 people have been killed in a shipwreck in Puerto Rico The world

At least 11 people were killed and at least 31 were rescued on Thursday. Puerto RicoA U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

The eruption occurred 18 kilometers north of Desecheo Island. Hours later, rescue operations began, which included helicopters and patrol vessels, government spokesman Ricardo Castrodat said.

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In addition to the Coast Guard, the Border Police and the Puerto Rico Were hired, he said.

Mainly rescued Haiti And gives Dominican Republic, According to officials. The ship is suspected to have been carrying illegal immigrants.

A police helicopter reported the wreckage after people were seen drowning and the boat capsizing in the morning.

The evacuees were not wearing life jackets, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

Desecheo is an uninhabited island in the La Mona Canal Dominican Republic Of Puerto Rico And connects the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean.

On Saturday, a Haitian woman died in a canal sinking boat carrying 69 migrants.

The other passengers were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Dominican Navy.

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