Migration and Struggle in Greece

At least eight immigrants drown after boat sinks off Symi

Posted by clandestina on 10 February 2015

At least eight people have been reported dead after a boat they were sailing in sank off the island of Symi in the southeastern Aegean Sea, Greek authorities said Saturday, adding that five passengers have been declared missing.

Greek and Turkish coast guard officers managed to save six people who were aboard the vessel, authorities said. The refugees were Iranians and Iraquis.

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