Child drowns, another missing in refugee boat sinking

5 November 2015
102 Views

One child drowned and another was missing off the Greek island of Kos on Thursday after a boat carrying migrants sank, the country’s coastguard said.

A search and rescue operation was in progress, authorities said. Fourteen people have been rescued, including a man who said his six-year-old child was missing after toppling out of the boat into the sea.

More than 400 migrants, including many children, have drowned in the Aegean since the start of the year in their attempt to cross the sea boundary between Greece and Turkey.

In the same period, over 590,000 people have crossed into Greece, the frontline of a massive westward population shift from war-ravaged Syria and beyond.

You may be interested

Kavala: The port city with the numerous faces
GREECE
shares48 views
GREECE
shares48 views

Kavala: The port city with the numerous faces

Panos - Jan 16, 2018

Kavala, the capital and main port of the Kavala prefecture is amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo forming…

Greek Jan-Dec govt budget surplus beats target
FINANCE
shares42 views
FINANCE
shares42 views

Greek Jan-Dec govt budget surplus beats target

Panos - Jan 16, 2018

Greece’s central government attained a primary budget surplus of 1.96 billion euros in 2017, above target due to lower spending,…

Global tourist arrivals break 7-year record in 2017, UN Barometer reveals!
FINANCE
shares47 views
FINANCE
shares47 views

Global tourist arrivals break 7-year record in 2017, UN Barometer reveals!

Panos - Jan 16, 2018

Global tourism recorded its highest growth in 2017, with international arrivals rising by 7%, a performance well over the 4%…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.