Rescuers, Survivors Recount Wreck of Migrant Ship in Greece

April 23, 2015 5:21 PM

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Locals know to avoid the razor-sharp rocks and strong currents near Zefyros Beach on the Greek island of Rhodes. But 93 migrants fleeing war and political chaos on another continent had no idea of the dangers as they caught their first glimpse of Europe and the current pulled their rickety wooden boat toward shore.

Within minutes of crashing into the rocks next to a strip of hotels, the migrants were in the sea and their 15-meter (45-foot) boat was sinking. Some clung to pieces of wreckage as they waited for rescuers to pull them to shore.

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