At least 10 Haitian migrants died when their boat sank off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials said Monday.
Rescue services managed to save 14 people when the boat went down Sunday in shark-infested waters off the archipelago, which is just southeast of the Bahamas and some 200 kilometers (120 miles) north of Haiti.
Police said there was little hope of finding any more survivors.
The authorities “are not yet in a position to say exactly how many people were on the boat. However, 10 lifeless bodies were found,” rescue officials said in a statement.