Migrant boats sinks off Crete, 30 migrants rescued so far

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has rescued thirty migrants after their boat sank off the eastern coast of Crete late on Monday, the coastguard said. It was not immediately clear whether there were more migrants onboard the boat. A rescue operation by two coastguard vessels, a frigate and a military helicopter was under way, the coastguard said.

Reuters September 15, 2020 00:11:22 IST
Migrant boats sinks off Crete, 30 migrants rescued so far

Migrant boats sinks off Crete 30 migrants rescued so far

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has rescued thirty migrants after their boat sank off the eastern coast of Crete late on Monday, the coastguard said.

It was not immediately clear whether there were more migrants onboard the boat. A rescue operation by two coastguard vessels, a frigate and a military helicopter was under way, the coastguard said.

Ηigh winds are blowing in the area.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou, Editing by Franklin Paul)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

TAGS:

also read

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan: Politicans, journalists pay tributes
India

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan: Politicans, journalists pay tributes

The Pulitzer prize winner, who was in Kandahar covering operations against Taliban, was killed when he was riding along with the Afghan Special Forces

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed during assignment in Afghanistan's Kandahar province
India

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed during assignment in Afghanistan's Kandahar province

Siddiqui had also covered the 2020 Delhi riots, COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the protests in Hong Kong

Danish Siddiqui's passing is a reminder of the high price one pays for showing the truth
India

Danish Siddiqui's passing is a reminder of the high price one pays for showing the truth

Danish's photographs were not just documentation, but the work of someone who went down to eye-level, as they say in photographic parlance.