A boat carrying dozens of Haitian migrants sank off the coast of the Bahamas on Sunday, leaving at least 17 people dead, authorities said.
“Rescue teams recovered 17 bodies from the water,” a statement tweeted by Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis said.
According to the statement, 15 women, one man and one infant were among the dead in the incident that occurred about seven miles (11.3 kilometers) from New Providence.
Twenty-five people have been rescued and are being attended by health officials, the statement added.
It was not immediately clear how many people were missing.
Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander said nearly 60 people may have been on board.