13 refugees dead in boat collision with ferry off Turkey

According to reports, four children were among the victims of the accident involving a boat carrying 46 migrants.


Survivors said that the boat overturned by the waves created from a larger passenger vessel that was sailing nearby.

On Saturday, a five-year-old girl died and 13 people were left missing after their boat also sank off Lesbos.

Trips on makeshift craft between Turkey and Greek islands are frequent and unsafe for migrants, many of whom are fleeing conflict in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

The coast guard says a Lithuanian helicopter from the European border patrol agency Frontex spotted people in the sea off Lesbos early today. The deaths are just the latest in a series of fatalities as refugees make the hazardous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life for themselves or their families.

A second, exhausted group of around 40 people reached the island in a small boat following a traumatic journey from Turkey, having paddled through the night with their hands across 10km of ocean after their engine failed. The migrants found usa once shunted via Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia, as Europe’s split usa’s progressed endeavors to move the weave of determined mankind in other home owners. That vessel was carrying some two-dozen people.

“One can not manage that alone, Greece can not do it alone”, Merkel told a joint news conference with Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila in Berlin. The others are stopped and brought back to land, where they will be detained and questioned.

At a news conference with Bassil, Bert Koenders said he would visit a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley the following morning.

The Hungarian government is warning migrants not to enter the country illegally saying it is a crime punishable by imprisonment.

“We are trying to maintain discipline and maintain protocols, so at least, to register these people, but under these circumstances and indeed in this mood, it’s extremely hard “.


However, around 1,000 refugees are still waiting in Edirne hoping to be able to cross into Europe, the reporter in the province has indicated.

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