|Eight-month-old Syrian twins are placed on the rocky shoreline on the Greek island of Lesbos after making the journey across the Aegean Sea from Turkey|
With one sleeping soundly inside a holdall bag and another wrapped up inside blankets, these are the eight-month-old Syrian twins whose refugee parents risked their lives to make the perilous journey across the sea. The babies arrived on Eftalou beach near to the port of Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos today after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey after fleeing war-torn Syria. One of the infants was pictured lying asleep while wrapped up inside a large bag with only a dummy for comfort.
However, they were among the lucky survivors after a dinghy carrying at least 46 migrants to Lesbos from Turkey capsized after being inundated by migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East and South Asia at the weekend. A total of 13 migrants died in the Turkish waters in recent days trying to reach Lesbos, with six of those killed believed to have been children, with another 20 having to be rescued.
|The Syrian father of the twins cradles one of the babies, who were wrapped up in blankets and placed inside large bags in order to make the crossing|
|One of the infants is wrapped inside a space blanket to keep warm after arriving in Lesbos after fleeing from Syria with their twin and parents|
|A refugee couple pose with the babies after safely reaching Greece in a dinghy. At the weekend, 13 migrants drowned while trying to make the crossing from Turkey|
|A woman wearing a lifejacket hugs a child after making it to Lesbos after safely crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on their way to mainland Europe|
- Daily Mail