Dec 5, 2011 05:23 Moscow Time
The shipwreck. Photo: EPA
At least three people were killed and 90 are reported missing as a result of a shipwreck off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
According to rescuers, about a hundred illegal immigrants were on a schooner bound for Puerto Rico.
The ship struck a reef a few miles from a Dominican Republic beach, broke in two, and sank.
Police helicopters and boats are searching for the missing.