Tragedy in Paxos: 12 dead immigrants more expected

Big tragedy off Paxos with a sinking boat that had immigrants, with 12 dead so far.

A boat carrying about 50 migrants, as their exact number has not yet been confirmed, sank this morning in a seaside area, 13 nautical miles southwest of Paxos.

The official briefing:

“A wide-ranging search and rescue operation of aliens is being carried out in the early hours today by officers of the Coast Guard – Greek Coast Guard, which has so far collected twenty-one (21) foreign bodies and recovered twelve (12) corpses.

In particular, the LSK-ELAKT Unified Coordination Center for Search and Rescue. updated morning hours today, aboard a boat with aliens aboard, at sea Six (06) patrol boats LA-ELAKT, Corfu Port Authorities, Igoumenitsa, Preveza, were coordinated by the Unified Coordination Center for Search and Rescue in the area, in the area of ​​the above. Paxos and Sivota, four (04) floating ships, while two (02) helicopter helicopters took off and one (01) helicopter from the Navy.

Twenty-one (21) bodies have been recovered so far, three of which (03) are being transported by helicopter to the AKTIO, to provide immediate medical care, and twelve (12) corpses of unidentified remains have been recovered.

The Minister of Maritime and Island Policy Mr. Yiannis Plakiotakis was immediately informed of the incident and ordered that any appropriate means be available in the area for the operation.

The work is continuing, and developments will be announced with a newer press release. ” to provide immediate medical care, and twelve (12) corpses of unidentified remains have been recovered. The Minister of Maritime and Island Policy Mr. Yiannis Plakiotakis was immediately informed of the incident and ordered that any appropriate means be available in the area for the operation.

At that point, boats from the port of Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Paxos and Lefkada, floating boats, as well as two super puma aircraft, rushed to the spot.

So far, 12 dead have been identified, and more are being reported.

The Coast Guard operation is ongoing.
Source –  iefimerida.gr 

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