Authorities say one child is missing after the bodies of six migrants were pulled from a river that straddles the Canada-US border.
Two families die trying to enter US from Canada: police
Six bodies that police recovered in a marshy area of the St Lawrence River in Quebec came from two families seeking clandestine entry into the United States, police say, adding that an infant is still missing.
“The six individuals are believed to be from two families, one of Romanian descent and the other believed to be citizens of India,” Lee-Ann O’Brien, deputy chief of Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, told a news conference.
“Police believe one infant from the Romanian family has not been located and we’ll continue searching. All are believed to have been attempting illegal entry into the US from Canada,” O’Brien added.
The six dead are five adults and one child under three years of age.