Greece Boat Tragedy: At least 209 Pakistanis were “victims” on a boat that sank last week in the open seas off the coast of Greece.. This is according to the information given by the Pakistani investigation agency.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that the number of 209 was based on information from families who said a family member had gotten on the boat from Libya to Greece and was still missing.
Officially, 82 people died in the accident, and 104 people survived. Twelve of the survivors were from Pakistan.
Rana Abdul Jabbar, who is in charge of the FIA’s Islamabad Zone, told that they are looking into this.
The Pakistani government has given the FIA the job of looking into what happened.
People from many different countries are thought to have been on board the ship. Greece Boat Tragedy is the worst sea disaster the area has seen in years.
Pakistan hasn’t said for sure how many of its people were on the boat, but it has started taking DNA samples to help Greece figure out who died.
The FIA said that 181 of the people were from Pakistan and 28 were from the part of Kashmir that is run by Pakistan. The DNA samples came from 201 different families.
Witnesses said that between 400 and 750 people were on the 20- to 30-meter-long (65- to 100-foot-long) fishing boat, which flipped over and sank early on June 14 about 50 miles (80 km) from the town of Pylos on the southern coast.
The FIA said that so far, 29 people accused of smuggling people have been arrested in Pakistan because of this case.