50 Migrants Rescued After Being Stranded Off Greece


50 migrants rescued after being stranded off Greece

ATHENS,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Augst,2016) - Around 50 migrants were rescued after their boat ran aground Friday off Greece's southwest coast, police said, after an uptick in arrivals. The group was found off the town of Methoni on the Peloponnese peninsula, stranded on a chain of rocky islets.

They have since been taken to Methoni to be processed and identified, according to harbour police. Authorities will be eager to determine the group's route, which deviated from Aegean Sea route typically followed by migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece.