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Haiti Mourns 11 Women From Fatal Voyage Near Puerto Rico

Church officials set up photos of the 11 Haitian women who died last month when the overloaded boat they were in capsized, at a church in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The boat was carrying an estimated 60 to 75 migrants, of which eleven were found dead, at least a dozen still missing and 38 rescued. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
Church officials set up photos of the 11 Haitian women who died last month when the overloaded boat they were in capsized, at a church in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The boat was carrying an estimated 60 to 75 migrants, of which eleven were found dead, at least a dozen still missing and 38 rescued. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
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San Juan, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The caskets were rolled in one by one, lined up in front of friends and family who had no idea that many of the 11 Haitian girls and women they were preparing to bury had decided to flee their country.

They were teenagers, mothers, students, university graduates, all aboard a grossly overloaded boat that capsized last month in the open waters northwest of Puerto Rico.