Video: Greek coast guard sinks Syrian refugee boat

2015-09-05 09:14:58 | Al Muslim News
Video: Greek coast guard sinks Syrian refugee boat
A Greek coast guard boat has been filmed opening fire causing the boat to explode, leaving Syrian refugees in the sea.

 

Greek coastguard boat was filmed mid-August sinking a refugee boat with refugees on board, causing the inflatable boat to explode and leave countless Syrian refugees in sea.
A Greek coast guard vessel sank a rubber dinghy full of Syrian refugees, including women and children, according to film footage shot by Turkish fishermen few days ago in Turkey’s sea territory.    
The video footage shot by one of the Turkish fishermen showed that the Greeks sank the migrant boat carrying Syrian migrants, including women and children with some sort of “lance”, who was trying to reach Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

The rubber boat had just left the Turkish coast, just a few miles from the Greek islands of Kos and Lesbos, where thousands of Syrians and other refugees have landed in recent weeks.

As the Greek patrol boat moved away from incident location, one of fisherman can be heard on the video saying, “The boat is deflating, the boat’s taking on water and there are people on board.”

The footage then showed the boat began to slowly sink, with dozens of the migrants forced to take to the sea.

The fishermen went to the rescue of the 50 Syrians and then called the Turkish coast guard, who eventually took the survivor back to the Turkish coast.

However, but this incident has been denied by Greek authorities. A spokesperson for the Greek Coast Guard’s admiral said that no such incident took place, according to the Greek Reporter.

The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, with more than 50 million people driven from their homes by wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and civil conflict and political persecution in Africa, the European Union said in statement. 

 

.

Tags: #

Latest News

What to Next

Samsung facing growing threats despite record profits

SEOUL (South Korea): Sprawling South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has recovered from a humiliating recall fiasco and the arrest of its de f... More

Iranian Pilgrims Return To Hajj After 2016 Boycott

BEIRUT: Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to perform the Haj in Makkah this year after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with ... More

Israel reopens Al Aqsa mosque, but Palestinians refuse to enter

JERUSALEM: Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site on Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusi... More

At Least 60 dead in 'US-Air strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen

A suspected US-led coalition air raid on an ISIL-run prison in eastern Syria has killed at least 57 people, according to a monitoring group.  ... More

Kuwait launches online platform to educate migrant workers

Kuwait: Kuwait has launched an online platform in five languages Arabic, English, Hindi, Filipino and Urdu to educate foreigner workers on their legal... More

India forces martyr two more Kashmiri youth in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian security forces, in their recent act of state act of terrorism, martyred 2 additional geographic areai youth in Kupwara district of o... More

Saudi Arabia Suddenly Has a New Crown Prince

King Salman removed his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince. And he appointed his son to take on the position instead.... More

Turkey awards Pakistan Arm Chief Gen Bajwa Legion of Merit for his services

ANKARA: Chief of the military staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived here on Tuesday on an officer visit. The COAS visited the solon burial ch... More

Israel starts work on new settlement amid US peace push

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin announced the start of work Tuesday on a new settlement in the occupied West Bank as US envoys prepared to ... More

Syria army, opposition confirm nationwide truce

Syria's army said Thursday it would halt all military operations from midnight, under a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey, with the opposition Na... More

25