9.25 PM Friday, 1 December 2023
  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 05:25 06:43 12:11 15:09 17:32 18:50
01 December 2023

At least 26 dead after fishing boat capsizes off Honduran coast

Photo: AP

By Wam

At least 26 people died after a lobster-fishing boat capsized off the Atlantic coast of Honduras during poor weather conditions, an armed forces spokesman said on Wednesday, in one of the country's worst-ever accidents at sea.

According to Reuters, forty-seven people were rescued after the accident near Puerto Lempira, said Jose Domingo Meza, the Armed Forces Spokesman.

Various boats have gathered off the Honduran coast for lobster-fishing season, which began this month and runs through February.

Another fishing boat capsized earlier in the day in the same region because of the poor weather, but all 49 people onboard were rescued, Meza said.