Greece finds another survivor of migrant shipwreck

Athens – another from immigration A boat wreck was found alive, the Greek coastguard said Wednesday, adding that the total number of survivors from a yacht that capsized and sank in rough seas east of Athens was reportedly became 11 68 people on board.

Search and rescue operations continued for a second day in the dangerous Kaphileas Strait between the islands of Evia and Andros, east of the Greek capital.

The 11th survivor was found on land at the southern tip of Evia early Wednesday morning, according to the Coast Guard. The survivors, all male, six Egyptians, three Afghans and two Iranians, were all taken to the town of Karystos on the island of Evia.

The first nine were rescued early Tuesday morning from an uninhabited island south of Evia Island, telling authorities they were on a sailing boat carrying 68 people from Izmir, Turkey. A tenth man was pulled from the sea hours later by a cargo ship that joined the rescue operation.

Another search and rescue operation continued for three days near the Turkish coast off the eastern Aegean island of Samos. Seven people are still missing after the dinghy he reportedly carried 12 people on Monday capsized. All were Palestinian, according to the Coast Guard.

Greek shipping minister Giannis Plakiotakis, who is also in charge of the coast guard, denounced. turkey On Tuesday, he admitted that “Greece saved as many people as possible by allowing ruthless smugglers to kill people.”

Thousands of people flee conflict and poverty in Africa, Asia and the Middle East each year trying to enter the EU via Greece.

Most people make the short but often perilous crossing from the Turkish coast to the nearby Greek islands in an inflatable dinghy. increase.

At least 27 people drowned in two separate incidents last month. In one incident, a boat from Turkey sank on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos, killing 18 people. In another, a yacht carrying about 100 people sank in strong winds, leaving at least nine dead and six missing.


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