At least 21 migrants dead as boats sink off Greece
At least 21 people including eight children died after their boats sank off the Greek islands of Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos early Friday, with dozens of other migrants reported missing, the coastguard said. The coastguard recovered the bodies of six children and a woman. The coastguard recovered 14 bodies — two children, nine women and three men.
7 October, 2013 Italian migrant death toll reaches at least 194 LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Pairs of divers plumbed calmer seas off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday to recover the corpses of would-be asylum seekers who died when a fishing boat packed with 500 African migrants capsized within sight of land. By nightfall, 83 bodies had been […]
6 October, 2013 32 more migrant bodies recovered in Italy LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — An Italian government minister born in Africa watched wordlessly Sunday as soldiers wearing face masks carried body bags containing migrants from her continent who perished when a fishing boat sank within sight of the tiny island of Lampedusa.
3 June, 2016 Hundreds missing off Greece in new migrant sinking Greek rescuers were searching for survivors Friday after a migrant boat sank off the island of Crete, leaving at least nine people dead and hundreds missing. Two helicopters, three ships and a coastguard vessel were searching the waters off the Greek island of Crete where the boat, […]
7 July, 2015 Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean; one dead, 15 missing By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos ATHENS (Reuters) - One person died and at least 15 were missing in the Aegean sea on Tuesday after a sailboat carrying migrants sank in waters between Turkey and Greece, Greek authorities said. Greece's maritime ministry sa...