Six hours after discovering first victims | Regime helicopter fly over Syrian coasts searching for survivors
SOHR activists have reported that a regime helicopter equipped with searchlights have been flying over the beaches searching for survivors, after six hours of finding the first victims of the “Death Boat”, where the first body was found at 4 PM.
Rescue teams, with the help of boats of Syrian fishermen, have pulled out 20 people including 15 Lebanese and Syrian children and women, and they were moved to hospitals in Tartous city, with some of them being in critical health conditions, after hours of the capsizing of the boat in the Mediterranean sea. This comes amid reports about the stopping of search operations for the passengers of the “Death Boat”, and the Russians not participating in searching for passengers near their bases in Tartous.
According to reliable SOHR sources, the boat set off on Tuesday morning September 20, from Al-Minya port in Tarablus in Lebanon, towards Qobros in Greece, carrying 120-150 Lebanese, Syrian and passengers of other nationalities. However, the boat sank near the Syrian Jazirat Arwad (Arwad Island), where Syrian fishermen helped in searching for survivors and in recovering bodies managing to pull out most of them before the arrival of regime rescue teams.
It is worth noting that 36 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean sea including Lebanese and Syrian people.
A few hours ago, SOHR activists reported that a boat capsized within Syrian waters in the area opposite to Jazirat Awrad (Awrad Island) in Tartous.
According to reliable SOHR sources, the boat set off from Tarablus in Lebanon a few days ago for migration, and it carried people of several nationalities.