Boat with 20 dead found drifting off Grand Turk Island


A boat with 20 dead on board was found about a mile off Grand Turk Island last week, authorities said on Sunday.

The small ship was found by fishermen on Thursday, who then alerted the police.

Takara Bain, a communications officer with the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, said investigators ruled out foul play but are still working to find out how the deaths came about.

According to Police Commissioner Trevor Botting, the small boat appears to have arrived from outside the Caribbean.

Botting added that authorities do not believe the boat’s destination was the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“My investigators are working to find out their identity and how they experienced their death,” said Botting.

With postal wires

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