At least 12 refugees, mostly children, drowned off Greek coast
if($('.nav-wrapper').width()<728){ google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "8024336238"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; } else { google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "1705860969"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; }

At least 12 refugees, mostly children, drowned off Greek coast

Orient Net - Agencies
Date: 2016-01-28 17:21
Twelve refugees died when their boat sank close to Turkey, according to a report by the Greek coastguard tosday, 10 people were rescued, while the bodies of four boys, three girls, three men and one woman were recovered, al-Bawaba News reported.

"A man who managed to swim to the shore told Greek authorities the boat carried 40 to 45 people," a coastguard official said. "We are not sure if the nine rescued were among the 45 or if they were on a different boat," the official added.  

Coast guard vessels and boats from the European border were carrying out a search and rescue operation off the island of Samos, Mashable reported.

On Wednesday, another boat sank off the island of Kos, leaving seven dead, including two children. Only two people were rescued from that incident.


google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "4041467030"; google_ad_width = Math.floor($('.col.m12').first().innerWidth()/10)*10-30; google_ad_height = 90;
11 children among 40 civilians killed as car bomb rips through Syria’s Afrin .Turkey neutralizes 20 PKK militiamen in northern Syria .Israeli airstrikes hit targets near Palmyra desert in Homs .185,000 Syrians returned to Idlib since cease-fire .OPCW: Assad regime Air Force used chemical weapons in Ltamenah .Landmine kills civilian in Aleppo’s Afrin .Eight shepherds shot dead in Raqqa countryside .Turkey neutralizes PKK militiamen in Syria .SNHR: 145 civilians killed in Syria in March 2020 .SNHR: Assad regime, Russia committed 77 massacres in Idlib since April 2019 .UN adviser: All Syrians are at risk .Global COVID-19 cases reach 2 million .Global coronavirus recoveries exceed 600,000 .Coronavirus death toll in Turkey tops 2,000 .Iran’s coronavirus death toll surges past 5,800 .Russia’s coronavirus cases hit 87,147