28/01/2023 04:08 PM | Click to read full article
Five people died and another 12 were unaccounted for after an improvised boat they were using to reach the United States from Cuba sank, official Cuban media reported Friday. A serious economic crisis is fuelling an unprecedented exodus from Cuba, particularly to the United States. Survivors said, “the incident occurred due to strong waves.” Two coastguard boats headed to the scene in response to a call for help, rescuing 11. Witnesses said 12 people from the boat were missing.