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Two dead on the Route du Rhum after the capsizing of a speedboat near Guadeloupe

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The Route du Rhum in mourning. Two people died this Wednesday, November 16 off Guadeloupe, after the capsizing of a launch which overturned while following the victorious arrival of Charles Caudrelier, according to information from SDIS Guadeloupe with Guadeloupe the 1st and the public prosecutor of Pointe-à-Pitre to AFP.

A judicial investigation has been opened for manslaughter, the prosecution said. The boat was chartered by the organization of the race, said prosecutor Patrick Desjardins.

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The ship turned around 1 mile from the finish line with 12 people on board. According to the firefighters, the National Society for Rescue at Sea (SNSM) rescued the victims, who were taken care of by the firefighters once ashore.

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