Haiti hunts for survivors after boat sinks; 12 die

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Posted: Jul 29, 2011 6:15 PM
Haiti hunts for survivors after boat sinks; 12 die

Authorities in Haiti say they are looking for survivors from a sailboat that sank off the country's northern coast, killing at least 12 people.

A Friday statement from Interior Minister Paul-Antoine Bien-Aime says police have rescued at least 19 people. He says at least 21 passengers are still missing after Tuesday's accident.

Bien-Aime says officials are investigating what caused the boat to sink.

It is unclear whether the boat was being used for public transportation.

(This version CORRECTS that boat sank Tuesday rather than Thursday.)