BEIRUT – The bodies of seven Lebanese migrants from the same family who drowned when their boat capsized on the way to Europe have been brought back to their homeland from Turkey.
Relatives screamed and wept as the bodies arrived in Beirut on Wednesday.
The disaster has all but wiped out the Safwan family, who were among the flood of refugees and migrants who have embarked on perilous journeys seeking a better life in Europe.
The father and mother, their two young daughters, and five other relatives drowned when their boat was punctured and sank Oct. 12.
Rescuers are still looking for two of the bodies. Three passengers on the boat survived, including one who has been taken into Turkish custody.