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12 Pakistanis Among Survivors Of Migrant Vessel Tragedy Off Greece Coast

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, said yesterday that, 12 Pakistanis were identified among the survivors of a shipwreck that killed 79 people, off the coast of Greece on Wednesday.

“At this stage, we are unable to verify the number and identity of Pakistani nationals among the deceased,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said.

She said that, the Pakistani mission in Greece remained in contact with the local authorities, for the identification and recovery of Pakistani nationals among the deceased, and providing relief to the survivors.

The identification of the recovered bodies “will take place through DNA-matching with close family members,” she added.

A deadly shipwreck happened off Greek shores on Wednesday, leaving at least 79 passengers dead, the Greek national news agency AMNA reported

Source: Nam News Network

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