Migrants saved from drowning after van falls into Evros River

Five children and 13 adults had a near escape from drowning on Monday after the van they were traveling in fell into the swollen water of Evros River on Greece's northeastern border.

The 18 passengers are undocumented migrants and asylum seekers being smuggled into Greece from Turkey by a trafficker who lost control of the vehicle during a chase by Greek police.

Anger at asylum rejections causes upheaval at Lesvos camp

A group of 15 undocumented migrants on Friday vandalized the premises of the pre-departure center at the reception facility on Lesvos where they are being detained after discovering that their applications for asylum in Greece had been rejected.

The migrants had lodged appeals against the rejection of their original applications for asylum.