Three bodies, migrants boat, recovered off Farmakonisi

Three bodies, migrants boat, recovered off Farmakonisi

The bodies of three more undocumented migrants who drowned off Farmakonisi in the Dodecanese on January 19 were located by a special coast guard diving team late on Tuesday. The vessel carrying the migrants was also recovered by the team, reports said.

The bodies recovered belonged to a boy, aged 1 to 2, a 10-year-old boy and a woman, aged 30, the coast guard report noted.

Twelve people died in the incident, while 16 were rescued. Some survivors alleged that a Greek coast guard patrol vessel attempted to tow the migrants boat back to Turkish waters, causing it to sink. Greek authorities have denied this and a judicial investigation was underway.


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