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Cyprus police: Syrian migrant found dead off coastline | NEWSRUX

NICOSIA, Cyprus — A 24 year-old Syrian man believed to be amongst 43 different Syrian migrants to reached Cyprus on two rubber dinghies has been discovered useless in waters simply off the island’s western shoreline, Cypriot police mentioned Thursday.

A police spokesman advised the Related Press that the person was seemingly aboard a dinghy whose occupants had been advised to swim to shore from a distance of round 60 meters (200 ft) in order that the craft might velocity off faster.

An post-mortem will probably be carried out to find out the precise explanation for loss of life.

Police scrambled a helicopter and patrol boats to seek for the person after different dinghy occupants reported him lacking.

The opposite dinghy dropped off its passengers, together with two ladies and 9 minors with the youngest being 3 years previous, on the seaside close to the village of Peyia.

The spokesman, who spoke on customary situation of anonymity, mentioned each dinghies departed from Antalya, Turkey, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) away.

The most recent arrivals come three days after one other 92 Syrian migrants, together with six ladies and 11 minors, arrived aboard three boats in separate cases. Authorities have arrested 5 males in that case.

Cyprus has been dealing with a gentle migrant inflow during the last three years, with authorities saying the variety of asylum seekers has reached 5% of the ethnically divided island’s inhabitants of 920,000 — 5 occasions the common of another European Union member nation.

The overwhelming majority of migrants arrive to the island’s breakaway Turkish Cypriot north by Turkey and cross a United Nations-controlled buffer zone to use for asylum to authorities of the internationally acknowledged authorities within the Greek Cypriot south.

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