As a followup to our original story "Death Boat Arrives In Barbados", authorities have now determined that the eleven men died of starvation and dehydration.
Caribbean Net News reports…
The identities of the men have still not been determined, as local police are still awaiting word from the authorities in Senegal, Africa, where it is believed the men originated. The Weekend Nation newspaper has reported being in contact with a Senagalese man, Ibrahima Dieme who believes that one of the eleven corpses is that of his brother.
He told the newspaper that his 29-year-old brother, Soukhar Diao Dieme left Senegal for the Cape Verde Islands two months ago with the intention of taking a boat from there to Brazil.