San Diego. A crowded smuggling ship capsized on Sunday off the coast California coast The US authorities reported that after the plane crashed onto the beach, killing three people and taking 27 others to hospital with various injuries.
The accident occurred on Sunday morning in front of San DiegoEyewitness videos showed that everyone on board the 12-meter-high boat jumped into the water as the ship slowly crashed.
“It was a smuggling ship,” Geoffrey Stephenson of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Public Affairs told reporters. It is possible that those who were on the ship were immigrants trying to enter the United States illegally, and “agents of the.” border guards They are with a guy we think is the operator. “
“The smugglers do not care about the people who exploit them,” he said.
“All they care about is profit Insufficient safety equipment It is clear that this ship was overloaded. “
Jose Yese, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department, said the 27 survivors were hospitalized with varying degrees of injuries.
Rescuers have carried out seven rescues from the water and one from a cliff, said James Gartland, head of rescue in San Diego.
The accident occurred at a time when the United States was witnessing a large influx of illegal immigrants on its southern border.