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WorldMigrant boat sinks near Greece, leaving 7 dead

06:01  12 june  2019
06:01  12 june  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

Hungary boat collision captain involved in previous crash

Hungary boat collision captain involved in previous crash Hungarian prosecutors have said the cruise boat captain arrested over a collision on the Danube was already under investigation over another accident. The official death toll from the Budapest disaster has risen to 19. Prosecutors in Budapest have said the captain arrested over a deadly collision with a sightseeing boat last week was already the subject of another accident investigation. Officials said Thursday they were informed that the Ukrainian cruise boat skipper had been aboard another vessel that was involved in an accident in the Netherlands in April. The 64-year-old man, identified by police as C.

At least seven people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of But a coastguard source said the dead were four women, a man and two young girls. Greece is hosting some 70,000 mostly Syrian refugees and migrants who have fled their countries since 2015

At least seven people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said. Greece is hosting some 70,000 mostly Syrian refugees and migrants who have fled their countries since 2015, and crossed over from neighbouring Turkey.

Migrant boat sinks near Greece, leaving 7 dead© Aris Messinis A migrant boat sunk near Greece Tuesday morning, leaving seven people dead.

The Hellenic Coast Guard said Tuesday they rescued 57 passengers in the northeast port of Mytilene, the capital of the island Lesbos, after a boat overturned in the morning.

During the rescue, one man, four women and two girls, were pulled unconscious from the water. The seven unconscious people were transferred to the General Hospital of Mytilene where they were pronounced dead.

The boat was travelling from Lesbos to Turkey, as reported by BBC. The Greek Coast Guard did not provide specific information on the nationalities of the passengers, but local media said they were of African descent.

Efforts to raise sunken Danube tour boat starting in Hungary

Efforts to raise sunken Danube tour boat starting in Hungary Hungarian rescuers are starting efforts to raise a sunken tour boat out of the Danube River after a fatal collision. A huge floating crane, barges and rescue personnel could be seen early Tuesday at Budapest's Margit Bridge, where a sightseeing boat sank May 29 after colliding with much larger a river cruise ship. Nineteen South Koreans and a Hungarian crewman have been confirmed dead, with eight people missing. Seven people were rescued after the nighttime collision amid heavy rain.

At least seven people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos, the But a coastguard source said the dead were four women, a man and two young girls. Greece is hosting some 70,000 mostly Syrian refugees and migrants who have fled their countries

At least seven people have been killed and 57 others rescued after a boat carrying migrants overturned near the Greek island of Lesbos, officials Rescue teams are searching the area for more victims of the sunken boat , which was travelling to Lesbos from Turkey. On Tuesday, the Greek

Officials from the Central Port Authority of Mytilene are carrying out an investigation.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement they are “deeply saddened” by the events.

“This tragedy is a painful reminder that people continue to take perilous journeys to reach the Greek Aegean islands,” Philippe Leclerc, UNHCR Representative in Greece said in a statement. “Redoubled efforts are needed to ensure safe and legal ways to reach Europe, so people stop risking their lives in the hands of ruthless traffickers and smugglers.”

In 2019 alone, nearly 10,700 refugees and migrants have reached Greece by sea. While attempting the journey, 39 people have died this year, UNHCR said.

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