cuban boat capsized.jpgThe Cuban coast guard has found bodies of at least 38 Haitian migrants who drowned after their boat capsized and sank off the coast of Guantanamo province in far eastern Cuba.

A statement from the Cuban Civil Defence Agency said the bodies of 38 people, 21 men and 17 women, were found.

The statement added that another 87 people, including four children and seven women, were rescued and moved to an international migrants’ camp at point Maisi.

The half-sunken boat was discovered in the sea, off Cuba’s Guantanamo province, some 950 kilometers from the capital Havana.

Haiti is still struggling with the consequences of a devastating 7.0 magnitude quake in January last year, that killed tens of thousands of people, and left one in seven people homeless.