On Wednesday, two more immigrants without documentation were found dead on Lake Cocibolca in Nicaragua, near the border with Costa Rica. According to forensic examinations, 10 immigrants have drowned since last Sunday.
Police explained that the bodies were found on the estuary of Sapoá River in the bordering province of Rivas, where more than 2,000 African and Haitian immigrants are stranded in their attempt to reach North America.
Sapoá River’s headwater is in Costa Rica and it flows into Lake Cocibolca. Immigrants are using it as a route to leave the country.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the deaths. By their physical appearance and clothing characteristics, they are thought to be Africans.
However, On Tuesday, a Costa Rican migration officer, who requested anonymity, said that there are likely to be Haitian immigrants.
The officer explained that most immigrants in Costa Rica border are Haitians posing as Africans so that, they can have the right of asylum.