Hunderte Tote in Migrantenboot Katastrophe
June 15, 2023 -
Es wird befürchtet, dass Hunderte tot sind, nachdem ein Fischerboot mit Migranten aus Nordafrika in Richtung Italien unterwegs war, vor der griechischen Küste gekentert und schnell untergegangen ist. Es ist einer der tödlichsten Unfälle im Mittelmeer.
The fishing vessel, which was about 25 to 30 metres long, went down about 80km south-west of Pylos on Wednesday morning, according to the Greek coastguard, which said that at least 78 people have died and more than 100 have been rescued.
The death toll is expected to increase, with the UN’s International Organization for Migration tweeting that initial reports suggested up to 400 people were on the boat. Survivors said more than 100 children were in the ship’s hold.
More than 70,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe’s frontline countries this year, with the majority landing in Italy, according to UN data.