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Antigua – We are in the dark: Distraught relatives seeking answers on boat tragedy


Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua Observer) – Family members of passengers on board La Belle Michelle, which capsized on Tuesday in St Kitts waters, have been desperately seeking information about the whereabouts of their loved ones.

They also want authorities to release the names of those who were found alive and those who have died.

The 30ft fishing vessel departed Antigua on Monday night, dangerously overcrowded with around 30 African migrants.

Fedelis Mofor, who lives in Germany, told Observer that his brother Verdo was among those on board.

He said when he last communicated with his brother in Antigua, he was told that he was leaving for the United States on Monday night.

He said he was quite aware that his sibling would have been travelling by boat and that the trip would have been risky.

“My brother left Cameroon on his way to the USA. So, he arrived in Antigua and he left yesterday on a boat which was supposed to take him to the USA, and I don’t know what happened.

“I am very concerned about him and whether he is dead or alive. I will be grateful, me and my family, if anyone knows anything about him, we would be grateful,” Mofor said.

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