Cuban refugees' raft sinks off Mexico
2 die and 11 others are missing as raft approaches Cancun
Two people drowned and 11 are missing and presumed dead after a makeshift raft carrying 23 refugees from Cuba sank off the coast of Mexico, officials said.
The survivors, nine men and one woman, were taken into custody Friday after the raft hit the coral reefs surrounding Mujeres island, near the popular resort of Cancun, according to BBC News
The surviving refugees swam to shore after the raft tipped, but others were swept away by strong currents or fatally injured as waves tossed them onto the coral and rocks.
The refugees said Mexico was an intended stopover on their way to the U.S.
Officials said there were no children among the 23 Cuban refugees.