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Greek rescuers find four more bodies after migrant boat sinks near Lesbos

Published 29/10/2015 | 10:51

A woman receives treatment after her arrival in bad weather on the Greek island of Lesbos on a dinghy on Wednesday (AP)
A woman receives treatment after her arrival in bad weather on the Greek island of Lesbos on a dinghy on Wednesday (AP)

The bodies of four more refugees trying to reach Europe have been found off the Greek coast after a boat capsized near the island of Lesbos.

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The Greek coast guard said the bodies of two children, a man and a woman were recovered from the sea on Thursday, raising the death toll to seven. More than 30 people are still missing.

The accident occurred in stormy weather on Wednesday, with the coast guard and local fishermen managed to rescue 242 people.

Nearly 1,000 people were rescued in 20 separate incidents off the eastern Aegean over the past two days.

At least 11 - mostly children - drown in separate incidents on Wednesday, as thousands of refugees keep heading to the Greek islands from Turkey.

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