close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Girl dies, 13 refugees missing as boat capsizes in Aegean Sea

A five-year-old girl died and at least 13 refugees and migrants went missing on Saturday after a boat taking dozens of people from Turkey to Greece overturned off Lesvos island, the Greek Coast Guard said.



Athens: A five-year-old girl died and at least 13 refugees and migrants went missing on Saturday after a boat taking dozens of people from Turkey to Greece overturned off Lesvos island, the Greek Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard officers who rushed to the site after being alerted by a Greek armed forces patrol recovered the girl`s body and rescued 12 people, reported Xinhua news agency.

Around 26 people were aboard when the boat capsized off Lesvos island, the survivors told Greek authorities.

The tragedy occurred just a week after 34 people, among them 15 infants and children, died under similar circumstances off the island of Farmakonissi in the Aegean Sea.

About 3,000 people have perished across the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).

 

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi