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Pictured: A young mother is escorted to safety by a member of the emrgency services Thursday 27 November 2014<br />
Re: One of the largest refugee boats in recent months has disembarked refugees in Ierapetra, Crete. The freighter Baris, carrying 700 people thought to be from Syria and Afghanistan, is being towed by a Greek frigate.<br />
Officials and Red Cross volunteers prepared an indoor basketball stadium as interim shelter in the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra on Wednesday ahead of the migrants' expected arrival.<br />
Greek officials said the Baris, which lost propulsion on Tuesday, was being towed slowly in poor sea conditions and would arrive after nightfall, probably early Thursday.<br />
They said it was unclear which Mediterranean location had been the departure point for the 77-meter (254-foot) vessel, which was sailing under the flag of the Pacific nation of Kiribati.
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Pictured: A young mother is escorted to safety by a member of the emrgency services Thursday 27 November 2014
Re: One of the largest refugee boats in recent months has disembarked refugees in Ierapetra, Crete. The freighter Baris, carrying 700 people thought to be from Syria and Afghanistan, is being towed by a Greek frigate.
Officials and Red Cross volunteers prepared an indoor basketball stadium as interim shelter in the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra on Wednesday...
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