Saturday 21 January 2017

Seven dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

Published 27/01/2016 | 10:31

Many migrants are making the trip from Turkey to the Greek islands (AP)
Many migrants are making the trip from Turkey to the Greek islands (AP)

Seven bodies, including those of two children, have been recovered from the sea off the eastern Aegean island of Kos after a boat carrying migrants sank, Greek authorities said.

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Rescue crews recovered the bodies of three men, two women, a boy and a girl. There were two survivors - a man and a woman.

A search and rescue operation in the area by vessels from the Greek coast guard and the European border patrol agency Frontex, a helicopter and Greek rescue volunteers was called off after all on board the boat were accounted for.

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