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Families of missing in Greece migrant boat disaster plead for recovery of bodies

Adil Hussain, 44, from Pakistan, whose brother Matloob, 43, went missing after a deadly migrant shipwreck off the coast of Greece last month, cries during an interview with Reuters in Athens, Greece, on 4th July, 2023.

Athens, GreeceReuters Since Matloob Hussain from Pakistan went missing during a deadly shipwreck off Greece last month, his brother Adil has left the door of his Athens home open in the hope he appears. It will stay open until his body is found. Matloob, 43, is among hundreds of migrants from Pakistan, Syria and Egypt […]

Greece migrant tragedy: Survivor accounts say coastguard rope toppled boat

Men transfer body bags carrying migrants who died after their boat capsized in the open sea off Greece, onboard a Hellenic Coast Guard vessel at the port of Kalamata, Greece, on 15th June, 2023.

Malakasa/Kalamata, GreeceReuters Survivors of a boat disaster that likely killed hundreds of migrants near Greece have given accounts of traffickers in North Africa cramming them into a clapped-out fishing trawler. They recounted hellish conditions above and below deck, with no food or water.  Some also said the tragic end, when it came, was precipitated by […]

Greek migrant tragedy death toll rises, suspects detained

Syrian survivor Mohammad, 18, who was rescued with other refugees and migrants at open sea off Greece after their boat capsized, reunites with his brother Fadi, inside a reception and identification camp in Malakasa, Greece, on 18th June, 2023.

Malakasa, Greece Reuters The suspected smugglers of scores of migrants who drowned in a Mediterranean Sea shipwreck last week are expected to face manslaughter charges in a Greek court this week, while Pakistan detained a dozen suspects over the disaster. Greece recovered three more bodies on Monday, bringing the confirmed toll to 81, after a […]