Christmas spirit not enough: another 6 children and at least 8 adults  drowned in  the Aegean

Christmas spirit not enough: another 6 children and at least 8 adults  drowned in  the Aegean

Athens, December 24, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

A boat with refugees sank early this  morning near the west coasts of Turkey and while heading for the Greek island of Lesvos. The boat sank because of the bad weather conditions according to Turkish Dogan agency. Two adult refugees and 6 kids were found dead and Turkish authorities search for another 14 passengers

No matter how harsh the weather conditions are, refugees keep trying to reach the “European dream” every day…. According to the latest news from the Turkish coasts the men who promise to get them to Europe ask for 500 dollars per passenger instead of 2,000 –the price in the summer, when the good weather conditions were supposed to “guarantee” a safer trip and the refugees were more willing to try the risky journey.

Yesterday another 7 kids and  6 adults were  found  drowned near the  Greek island of Farmakonisi,  in Dodecanese islands of the south eastern Aegean