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Bodies of 20 drowned Kurdish migrants found on Greek island

By Rudaw 27/1/2016
Families of the 70 drowned migrants gathered outside the Turkish consulate in Erbil asking for assistance to repatriate the bodies of their loved ones to the Kurdistan Region. Photo by Farzin Hassan / Rudaw
Families of the 70 drowned migrants gathered outside the Turkish consulate in Erbil asking for assistance to repatriate the bodies of their loved ones to the Kurdistan Region. Photo by Farzin Hassan / Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The bodies of 20 Kurdish migrants who drowned in the Aegean Sea last week have been found on a Greek Island, Kurdish immigration officials said.

Nazhat Hussein from the Erbil immigrant department told Rudaw that the bodies found on the Greek island of Kalymnos were part of the 70 Kurdish migrants who drowned as their boat capsized in the Aegean on Friday.

Most of the immigrants came from Sulaimani province.

According to one survivor their boat was dragged under by the big waves after they were stranded in the sea for three hours and ran out of fuel.

The immigration department revealed the names of the bodies found on Wednesday, adding that the search was on for six more that are still missing.

Hussein urged relatives of the dead to contact his office to arrange the repatriation process of the bodies to the Kurdistan Region.

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Stewee Guy
Stewee Guy | 27/1/2016
Although I don't want to divert the subject from this continuous tragedy but can some look this picture and tell me what is left from our Kurdish culture when most of our women dressed like ISIS women and 50% of our children names are Muhammad and Ahmad ??.
mee | 27/1/2016
I agrew with the above comment :(
Kandil | 27/1/2016
The biggest threat to Kurds is religion, precisely Islam
Samir | 27/1/2016
It's real unfortunate but it's not only the Kurds seeking safe heavens. There are other nationalities, as well. Refugees do not leave their countries of origin only due to state presecution. It has to do with ongoing wars & economic reasons. Cessation of wars will help decline refugees influx to a large extent.
shjjjj | 27/1/2016
Stewee guy first of all you are close minded,blind,and not a Kurd,Nobody is wearing as you say.You are just blind,open your eyes and be honest.
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