Drownings

A rescue worker from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO helps a migrant, rescued off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Proactiva Open Arms said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 11:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official said Wednesday. Tolga Atakan, the transport minister in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus...
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Relatives of the victims of the ferry that sank on June 18 weep during a prayer on a ship on Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Indonesia on Tuesday stopped searching in one of the world's deepest lakes for the bodies of dozens of victims of the ferry sinking two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Hendra Syamhari)
July 03, 2018 - 4:17 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia on Tuesday ended a search of one of the world's deepest lakes for the bodies of dozens of victims of a ferry sinking two weeks ago. The head of North Sumatra province's Search and Rescue agency, Budiawan, said the decision was made after "intense" discussions...
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Relatives of victims of a sunken ferry weep as they wait for news at Tigaras port in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia Thursday, June 21, 2018. Family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia's Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
June 21, 2018 - 7:57 am
TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military chief said Thursday that specialist navy equipment will be deployed to pinpoint a ferry that sank in the crater lake of an ancient supervolcano, offering a glimmer of hope to distraught relatives that the bodies of more than 180 people presumed drowned...
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Relatives of the victims of a sunken ferry inspect the list passengers at the Tigaras port in Toba lake, North Sumatra, Wednesday, June, 20, 2018. Officials said that over a hundred people are still missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake in Sumatra as distraught and angry relatives pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)s
June 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
TIGARAS, Indonesia (AP) — Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. The...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say three Polish men have drowned after consuming alcohol before swimming in a lake Sunday evening in southwestern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankenthal said Monday the men were seasonal workers who had come to Germany to help with the harvest. Lead prosecutor Hubert Stroeber...
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June 03, 2018 - 4:58 pm
MADRID (AP) — A boat carrying migrants toward Europe sank off the coast of Tunisia and at least 46 people drowned, though dozens more could be missing, the North African nation's defense ministry said Sunday. The ministry said 68 people were rescued overnight after the boat sank in the...
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June 03, 2018 - 11:25 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration into and around Europe (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Tunisia's defense ministry says at least 35 migrants were killed after their boat sank off the country's coast. The ministry said in a statement Sunday that the coast guard rescued 68 others, including...
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