5 migrants dead, several missing after homemade boat capsized near Florida Keys

MONROE COUNTY, Florida. – At least five migrants have died after a home-built ship capsized in waters near the Florida Keys.

According to the US Coast Guard, 19 people were on board the boat at the time.

Only nine people were rescued, five of the migrants remained missing in the six to eight foot waters.

Officials said a body was recovered and four others reportedly drowned after the boat capsized.

The Coast Guard did not identify the migrants’ country of origin, but linked the US Embassy’s Twitter account in Cuba in their tweets to what happened.

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