ATHENS: According to Customs authority, a boat arrived on the Greece island of Rhodes earlier this morning, carrying more than 200 illegal migrants and authorities stated that after a boat hit a reef at Zephyros beach in Rhodes and the migrants started to flee to the shore, jumping into the sea, without waiting for help. It is estimated that around 200 people started swimming to the shore, however their action resulted in the death of a man, a woman and a child totaled 3 death causalities.
This peculiar incident has left local residents and hundreds of tourists speechless. A crowd gathered near the beach, watching from a distance, as Greece police and coast guard officers rushed to the scene to help the migrants reach the shore safely.
According to preliminary information released by the authorities, the boat sailed from the coast of Turkey. The smuggler abandoned the migrants in the middle of the sea, however, they still managed to reach Rhodes.