In this October 2, 2014 photo, a passport and other personal effects found along with the dead body of a Syrian woman who washed on the beach of Zwara, Libya along with other migrants on a dangerous journey for a better life in Europe.
photo: AP/Mohamed Ben Khalifa
The bodies of three more migrants were recovered in the past 24 hours, while the fate of 32 migrants remains unknown.
Greece based journalist, Ranj Pishdari told Kurdsat English that 26 migrants that lost their lives in the boat capsize, have been found so far. One of the bodies was identified by his relatives as a 41-year-old man named Zana Qadir, a resident of Piramagroon in Kurdistan region. Zana Qadir was married and left three children behind.
On the morning of November 3, 2022, a yacht with 72 passengers, sailing from Turkey to Greece sank between Evia and Andros islands, as it waited for help following engine failure. Turkish navy rescued 9 passengers after the boat went under water. So far, twelve migrants have been rescued and the bodies of 26 have been recovered. The fate of 32 others remains unknown.
More than 1,300 migrants have died in the Mediterranean and Northwest Africa since the beginning of 2022, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).