At least 209 'victims' from Pakistan in Greece boat tragedy, shows official data

At least 209 'victims' from Pakistan in Greece boat tragedy, shows official data

Pakistan

FIA says DNA samples from 201 families has been gathered to help Greece identify those missing

ISLAMABAD - (Reuters) - There were at least 209 Pakistani "victims" on an overloaded boat that capsized and sank in open seas off Greece, data shared with Reuters by a Pakistani investigative agency on Thursday showed.

The data shared by the Federal Investigation Agency said 181 were from Pakistan and 28 from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, adding that DNA samples from 201 families had been gathered by officials to help Greece identify those missing.

It was not immediately clear on what basis the agency had identified them as victims, with the official toll from the accident still at 82 and survivors at 104, of which 12 are Pakistanis. Hundreds are believed to have been on board the vessel. 




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