Tragedy in Kythira: Searches for missing persons continue


In total, 80 foreigners have been rescued so far, while yesterday six bodies were identified and retrieved by MIA officials

The searches in the sea area are continuing today, Sunday Diakofti Kythera by officers of the underwater missions unit of the port to locate the missing people of the sailing vessel that was carrying 95 migrants and sank after hitting rocks.

Overall so far, they have been saved 80 foreigners (55 men, 7 women, 17 boys, 1 girl), while yesterday afternoon six bodies of immigrants (4 men and 2 women) were located and recovered by the officers of the MIA who were taken to the Kalamata hospital.

We are effectively guarding the borders while at the same time demonstrating the required humanitarianism”, emphasized the government representative Yiannis Oikonomou speaking to SKAI. “Unhappy people become pawns of traffickers, with Turkey’s backs most of the time.”

Certain people in Greece, added Yannis Oikonomou, have adopted push backs – even our MEPs. “Our port guards guard our borders, but they also save lives,” he pointed out. The Evros fence will be extended along the entire length of the river, repeated the government representative.


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