Three Iraqi siblings and a Syrian boy drown off the coast of Samos, Greece

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Precise Location: 
Off the coast of Samos
Route: 
Eastern Mediterranean
Source of Information: 
IOM Greece
Reliability: 
Partially verified
Article link: 
http://missingmigrants.iom.int/node/5141
Migrants: 
Number: 
2
Children: 
2-
Case: 
Death(s)
Sex: 
Male
Nationalities: 
Iraqi
Age: 
8-13
Causes of death: 
Drowning
Number: 
1
Children: 
1-
Case: 
Death(s)
Sex: 
Female
Nationalities: 
Iraqi
Age: 
8-13
Causes of death: 
Drowning
Number: 
1
Children: 
1-
Case: 
Death(s)
Sex: 
Male
Nationalities: 
Syrian
Age: 
10
Causes of death: 
Drowning
Number: 
25
Case: 
Survivor(s)
Nationalities: 
Syrian and Iraqi
Public Notes: 
25 Syrians and Iraqis were rescued by the Hellenic Coast Guard near Samos, while 4 children drowned. The children include three Iraqi siblings (ages 8,10 and 13; 2 boys and a girl), and a 10-year-old Syrian boy. Mechanical damage is thought to have caused the shipwreck.

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