New tragedy with child refugees at Agathonisi and Farmakonisi
Four refugee children perished at sea on Friday morning off the coast of Agathonisi as they were trying to cross over from Turkey, when their boat capsized and sank.
A military outpost on the island located the boat carrying refugees and contacted the Coast Guard for assistance, as the boat had capsized and sunk.The Topaz Responder of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) NGO rescued 20 survivors and recovered the bodies of two boys and one girl.
Additionally, the Doctors Without Borders reported that they located a body of a dead baby on the shores of Farmakonisi, where 40 refugees and migrants landed.
Meanwhile, late on Thursday evening a Coast Guard boat ran aground off the Turkish coast, across from Agathonisi, while in pursuit of a human traffickers, who had previously transferred about 20 refugees on Samos. The Joint Rescue and Coordination Center (EKSED) contacted its Turkish counterpart in Ankara to assist.
You may be interested
Syros: Greek tradition & western influence come to a harmonious marriagePanos - Oct 20, 2017
Ermoúpoli (meaning “the city of Hermes”) is the island’s capital town and has been the first important trade and industrial…
Environment may have partially led to the fall of Queen Cleopatra, research suggestsPanos - Oct 20, 2017
Environmental records and historic documents suggest a volcanic eruption could have aided the Romans in victory According to a report…
Greek astronomer in Germany discovers spindle-like galaxiesPanos - Oct 20, 2017
Athanasia Tatsi is another Greek scientist at the forefront of global scientific research this time in the field of Astronomy.…