January 2016: the deadliest month so far
Posted by clandestina on 31 January 2016
January 2016 has been the deadliest month ever in the Aegean: 257 migrants have died in the cold sea. A dozen more migrants died either after reaching Europe or traveling to a launch point in Turkey and 26 migrants died trying to reach Italy.
On Saturday (30/1) 39 migrants died trying to reach the island of Lesvos.
On Thursday (28/01) 26 migrants died near the island of Samos.
On Wednesday (27/01) 7 migrants died near the island of Kos.