US-bound mi­grants drown in lake

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The de­com­pos­ing bod­ies of eight un­doc­u­mented mi­grants ap­par­ently headed to the United States have been found in Nicaragua’s vast south­ern fresh­wa­ter Lake Nicaragua. “They died by drown­ing. We be­lieve they were Africans, go­ing by the colour of their skin,” said Mirian Rugma, of the Ri­vas re­gional po­lice force, on Au­gust 2. How­ever, an of­fi­cial deal­ing with mi­gra­tion is­sues said in neigh­bour­ing Costa Rica that “the odds are the drowned mi­grants are Haitians”.

Photo: AFP

Pall­bear­ers carry the cof­fin of Fa­ther Jac­ques Hamel as they leave Rouen cathe­dral on Au­gust 2 at the end of the fu­neral of the 85-year-old priest mur­dered by ji­hadists last week.

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