Boat carrying suspected migrants capsizes near Puerto Rico; 11 dead

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A boat loaded with suspected migrants capsized north of an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico, and 11 people were confirmed dead while 31 others were rescued Thursday, authorities said.

It was not immediately known how many people were on board the boat when it rolled over, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad said. He said a “mass rescue effort” was still underway.


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