Three killed as smuggling boat capsizes in Mexico

Three people have died after a people-smuggling boat capsized off the coast of eastern Mexico, according to authorities.

Four others were rescued after the eight-metre (25-foot) vessel capsized on Monday off a part of Veracruz state where the Tonala river meets the Gulf of Mexico, according to Governor Cuitlahuac Garcia. Those rescued included a 12-year-old boy. Four others were missing following the accident.

Authorities said those who drowned and those rescued were migrants from Honduras.

“They retrieved three bodies. The four survivors report that there are four missing,” David Esparza Diaz, the civil protection chief of the Agua Dulce municipality, told the AFP news agency.

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