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UPDATE: 6.5-year-old girl drowned in Corinth; father arrested

A 6.5-year-old girl was found unconscious under a boat at the beach of Kalamaki in the Saronic Gulf  of Isthmia by Corinth on Monday afternoon. Authorities arrested the father, a foreign national, on Tuesday. According to a statement by the Greek Coast Guard, the body of the girl was discovered …

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British tourist drowned at beach by Heraklio on Crete

A 65-year-old British tourist drowned Saturday noon at the beach of Stalida by Heraklio on the island of Crete. The man was found dead a few meters away from the beach. According to local media information, the lifeguard on duty at the beach saw a man floating face down in …

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Refugee toddler drowns outside camp in West Peloponnese

A refugee toddler was found to have drowned in the sea outside the refugee camp at LM Village in Myrisini of the municipality Andravida-Kyllini on Sunday. Sharma, the child of a Syrian refugee family, was 2.5 years old. The body of the child was found to be floating in the …

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4-year-old toddler girl drowned on the island of Thassos

A 4-year-old toddler drowned in a beach of the island of Thassos in Northern Greece on Wednesday. The little girl was reportedly playing with an inflatable children boat when a wave filled it with water. The girl drank a lot of water and she was unconscious but still alive when …

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Toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, found dead in cesspool, Central Greece

Two toddlers, aged 3.5 and 4.5, were found dead in a water hole that it seems to have been either a cesspool or an irrigation channel. The tragedy took place in a Roma settlement in the town of Aliartos, Central Greece. According to preliminary information, the children were drowned either …

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Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned children

Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned migrants and refugees children.Their pictures no longer make it to headlines. The urgency Europe felt following the death of  3-year-old refugee boy Kurdi washed ashore a Turkish shore in 2015 appears to have dissipated. Just look at the direction in which …

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Toddler drowns in hotel swimming pool where mother works as cleaner

A four-year-old girl was drowned in the swimming of a hotel facility where her mother was working as part of the housekeeping and cleaning staff. The mother would take the little girl to work as she had nowhere to live it. The tragedy occurred on Monday in Migli Vigla on …

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Bishop Prokopios, 78, found drowned in the sea area of Thasos

Bishop Prokopios, the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Filippoi, Neapolis and Thasos, was drowned in the sea off the island of Thasos on Saturday. The body of 78-year-old Bishop Prokopios was found floating in the sea area Kallirachi in the island of Thasos in the northern Aegean Sea. His body …

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At least 16 dead when boat with refugees capsizes in the Aegean Sea

At least seven people have drowned when a boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea on Monday morning. Two women have been rescued, one of them is in advanced pregnancy. Unconfirmed reports speak of another four bodies to have been washed out on the Turkish coast. A Search and …

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Greece floods: Loyal Dog would not abandon drowned owner (video)

The bond between a human and his dog… Hardly had the heavy rainfall started to fall in the area of Sparti on Wednesday and a 77-year-old man left the secure shelter of his home to go untie his dog. After the dog was untied and both were heading home, the …

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Two children, two adults drowned trying to reach Lesvos

A girl, estimated between 4 and 6 years old, another child, a man and a woman were pulled dead from the sea area east off the island of Lesvos after a boat carrying refugees capsized. The plastic dingy had left the Turkish coast with eleven refugees on board. The shipwreck …

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Two refugee baby girls drowned on first day of EU-Turkey deal

Deal? What deal? Turkey keeps sending boats loaded with refugees to Greece, as apparently Turkish Authorities do little to prohibit and “stem the refugees flow” as it is nicely said on the deal paper. Two babies, two girls, one and two years old, were drowned on Sunday morning off the …

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6 Children drowned off Samos – Tsipras to visit Turkey to discuss Refugee Crisis

Sunday morning, 6:30 am: a plastic dingy struggles against the waves while the wind is blowing with intensity of 7 Beaufort. 50 people on board are in panic. Twenty meters away from the shore of Galazio on the island of Samos, the boat capsizes. Men, women and children fall into …

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