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One man died, 4 people missing after migrants boat capsized off Samos

One man lost his life and four people reported missing, while 25 migrants have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the island of Samos early Sunday morning. . Rescue efforts continue. Another tragic reminder of the risky journeys people continue to embark on in search of safety. …

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Four people missing after migrants boat capsizes off Farmakonisi

Four migrants remain missing on Sunday, after their boat capsized off the island of  Farmakonisi on Saturday. 20 people reportedly managed to reach the land. A total of 62 people were rescued from the sea on a single day. Search And Rescue operation for the four missing persons continued on …

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25 migrants rescued from burning Dadia forest

A group of twenty-five people, believed to be undocumented migrants, has been rescued from the burning forest of Dadia in Evros region, north-eastern Greece, where a wildfire has been raging for the 14th consecutive day. The group was reportedly located in a burning part of the forest between Dadia and …

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Over 200 refugees located Evros, mostly women and children

More than 200 refugees and migrants were found wandering on the Arda river bridge in Evros on Friday morning. The majority of them are women with babies in their arms, children, pregnant women, children with Down syndrome, while there is also a person with epilepsy and an adult with artificial …

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90 migrants rescued from sailboat in distress off Kythera

Greek authorities on Sunday announced the rescue of 90 refugees and migrants, among them 18 women and 37 children, on board a sailboat in distress off the island of Kythera, off south Peloponnese. Responders to a call to the European emergency number 112 on Saturday evening found the vessel southeast …

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Four migrants missing in boatwreck off Samos

Greece’s Coast Guard was alerted at dawn on Thursday when it was informed of missing migrants in the sea area off Samiopoula of the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean Sea. A Coast Guard vessel, a Frontex vessel and a Super Puma helicopter rushed in  the area for the …

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Greece’s EMAK rescues little girl, man from the rubble (video)

In a dramatic operation, EMAK rescuers from the Greek Fire Service managed to free a 6-year-old girl from the rubble of her collapsed home in the Turkish city of Iskenderun in the Hatay province on Tuesday afternoon local time. Using special equipment, the team had opened a 7-meter-deep passage to …

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Three dead, many missing after migrants’ boat crashes into Lesvos rocks (video)

Greece’s Coast Guard has recovered the bodies of two women and one man after a boat carrying migrants crashed into rocks on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday morning. So far 19 people have been rescued and more are missing as survivors said there were a total of 41 people …

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One race athlete dead, one seriously injured when lightning strikes in N. Greece

One athlete was killed and another was seriously injured when a lightning struck participants of the Six Peaks Night Mountain Race on mountain Falakro in northern Greece in the early hours of Sunday. A third athlete survived with hypothermia, while the fourth athlete in the group, a woman, escaped the …

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39 Syrian refugees finally evacuated from Evros river

After several days and following pressure and general outcry, Greek authorities announced that they had found the stranded refugees in Evros river.  In the previous days Greek Police had announced that they could could not locate the refugees, denying at the same time that they were on Greek territory. “After …

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Halkidiki: One of two missing tourists found swimming 14 n.m. off Kassandra coast

Οne of two men who went missing on Saturday in the sea region of Possidi, Halkidiki, was found and rescued 14 nautical miles off the area he went into the water. 30-year-old Ivan managed to survive 20 hours in rough sea thanks to a children’s ball he found randomly floating …

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One German rescued after sailing boat collides with ferry and sinks

A sailing boat sank in the sea between Oropos and Eretria after colliding with the local ferry Protoporos XIII on Friday morning. The only passenger on the sailing boat, a German national, fell into the water and was rescued by the ferry. The ferry transported the man to the port …

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21 migrants, among them six children, rescued off Rhodes (SAR video)

The Greek Coast Guard successfully carried out a search and rescue operation with two of its vessels north-east off the island of Rhodes on Sunday, rescuing 21 migrants from a sinking dinghy. Adverse weather conditions were in the area during the SAR operation, with winds blowing with intensity of 6 …

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