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Dead bodies of immigrants washed ashore at Samos island

Posted by clandestina on 11 February 2010

One more fatal shipwreck in the Agean.  The coast guard found early today 8 bodies at the Potokakio area of Samos island.

Yesterday, a Palestinian was rescued by a commercial vessel at the sea area near Turkey.  He told the authorities that he had boarded on a plastic boat along with 10 or 12 more people and sailed from Turkey to Greece.  Due to strong winds and rough sea the boat capsized.

The weather conditions were so adverse that rescue and coast guard helicopters could not fly.

The exact number of people missing is not clear since there is a probability that there have been more than one shipwrecks in the area in the last night(s).

source: http://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/?aid=60704

One Response to “Dead bodies of immigrants washed ashore at Samos island”

  1. rommsart said

    we heard yesterday by fishermen that about 15 bodies where washed ashore amongest them 2 children and about 30 floating in the sea at Potokaki beach

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