Another two bodies of Bangladeshi nationals, missing since March 5 after they jumped off the ship “Ionian King” into the sea, were found in Souda Bay, Crete on Tuesday.

A total of 7 bodies have been recovered in the region so far.

The “Ionian King” was carrying a shipload of Bangladeshis that had been evacuated from strife-torn Libya to Crete, where they faced extradition back to their own country. As the ship approached the harbour, 49 people on board the ship jumped into the freezing waters in a desperate attempt to escape the authorities. Three were recovered dead at the time and another 11 were missing.