Increase to eight, including two children, migrants who died trying to enter the US through Canada

The Canadian Police of the Akwesasne Indian Reservation reported this Friday in a statement that the number of bodies found in the St. Lawrence River amounts to eight, including two children, and the hypothesis is that they were trying to enter the United States illegally.

The eight deceased were from two different families, one of Romanian and the other Indian descent, and both children held Canadian citizenship.

"Our hearts go out to the families of the individuals who have passed away." Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the media and added that "it is a heartbreaking situation, considering the young boy who was among them".

For his part, the great chief of the Akwesasne Mohican Council, Abram Benedict, explained that they are working to understand "how this tragedy happened and see how we can work with our Police department to prevent it from happening again".

The first body was located Thursday around 5:00 p.m. local time in a swampy area of ​​the Akwesasne Reservation, so local police conducted a search in the area with the help of the Coast Guard and the Hogansburg Volunteer Fire Department. Akwesasne.

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