Canada: Trying to enter the US illegally from Canada has proved fatal for two families. Six people died by drowning in the St. Lawrence River. Four of them are Indians. One child is still missing.
According to Canadian news outlets CBC and CTV, the Canadian Coast Guard recovered six bodies in a marshy area in Quebec during a search operation. According to the passport, one child is still missing. Search for him is going on
One family Romanian and the other Indian
Akwesne Mohawk Police Deputy Chief Lee-Ann O’Brien said the bodies were recovered Thursday night. Of the six persons whose bodies have been found, one is of Romanian origin and the other an Indian family. The dead included five adults and a child under the age of three.
All are believed to be attempting to enter the US illegally from Canada. A Romanian passport found with the deceased revealed that another child was with them, but is missing. Police diving teams are continuously searching for him.
Cause of death not disclosed
The dead bodies have been sent for postmortem. The cause of death is yet to be ascertained. Viscera has been preserved to find out the cause of death. Police say that the cause of death will be known after the arrival of postmortem and toxicology test.
Canadian PM expressed grief
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has expressed condolences to the dead. He has assured that he will do whatever he can to find out what happened to these families.
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