US Shipping of a migrant boat in Greece: around fifty people who have disappeared

13:40  10 august  2022
13:40  10 august  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Un bateau de migrants. (Photo d’illustration). © Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters a migrant boat. (Illustration photo).

up to 50 migrants were missing this Wednesday, August 10, 2022 after the sinking of a boat off the island of Karpathos in Greece.

"Up to 50 people are missing" in the shipwreck of a migrant boat Wednesday August 10, 2022 off the Greek island of Karpathos in the Aegean Sea, an official of announced to AFP Greek coast guard.

80 people were on boat

"According to declarations of 29 people rescued, there were 80 people on the boat, so up to 50 people are missing," said this official. Since early Wednesday morning, the coast guard has been looking for the missing whose boat has flowed after having fitted neighboring Turkish coasts.

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The rescue operation was ordered Wednesday at dawn by the Minister of the Merchant Marine Yannis Plakiotakis after being informed of the sinking of this boat of migrants in difficulty off the islands of Karpathos and Rhodes in Aegean, according to a press release Coast guard.

The boat went to Italy

the boat had fitted from the Turkish city of Antalya, located on the neighboring Turkish coasts, with the destination Italy, according to initial information from the coast guard.

Four boats that were sailing in the sinking area, two coast guard patrollers and a Greek Air Force helicopter, participate in the research of the missing.

These are hampered by strong winds from 40 to 50 km/h (7 on the Beaufort scale), said on Radio Skaï Nikos Kokalas, spokesperson for the coast guards, stressing that " Wallash did not wear life vests ”.

"They're killing us": Migrants trapped on tiny island beg for help .
A woman in the group stranded between Greece and Turkey says the island is "full of snakes, scorpions, and a lot of insects," and they're struggling to survive.The 5-year-old girl's 9-year-old sister was very sick after possibly also being stung, Vasileios Papadopoulos, president of the organization, told CBS News. He said the migrants, some of whom have been stuck there for more than 20 days, have not had access to food or clean water, leaving them to scavenge what they can from the forested island.

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