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Migrant Survivors Sue Greece over Shipwreck That Killed Hundreds

HeadlineSep 15, 2023

Forty survivors of a refugee shipwreck have filed a lawsuit accusing the Greek coast guard of deliberately neglecting to save passengers, and likely causing their fishing boat to capsize when sailors attempted to tow the vessel. Hundreds of people perished in the June 14 tragedy. This is one survivor’s account.

Mohamed: “They put out a rope and pulled us. It had weight, with a big number of people. They quickly pulled us, and the boat capsized. It moved to the right, to the left, to the right, and it capsized. People started to fall on each other. It totally capsized. … Because the people were on top of each other, people were screaming. People were drowning each other. It was nighttime, and there were waves. It was scary.”

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