The survivors have been taken to Puerto Rico, with eight of them being treated at a local hospital.
Recent earthquakes in Israel have reminded many people of the dangers lurking beneath the surface that could cause widespread destruction.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry's office said on Monday that 'bandits and terrorists' had tried to shoot the prime minister at a church.
US officials have been spearheading the efforts to safely retrieve the missionaries, including sixteen Americans and one Canadian.
A man claiming to be the leader of the gang that kidnapped 17 American and Canadian missionaries said he would kill the hostages if he does not receive $17 million in ransom.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the Biden administration is "relentlessly focused" on the kidnapping of 16 Americans and one Canadian.
A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas.
The White House condemned the border guard as a video circulating social media showed him threatening migrants with the cords.
Mexican authorities rescued on Tuesday 22 foreigners, most of them Cuban and Haitian, who were earlier in the day kidnapped when gunmen stormed a hotel in the central state of San Luis Potosi.
Over 1,200 people have died from this earthquake, which comes as the country struggles with internal turmoil following the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse.