7 Migrants Die En Route to Greece

“Seven Migrants Die Trying to Reach Greece,” by Niki Kitsantonis for the New York Times:

The Greek Coast Guard recovered the bodies of seven migrants, including two children, who drowned in the Aegean Sea after trying to reach the Greek island of Lesvos from Turkey on a plastic rowboat, officials said on Tuesday.

Another eight migrants were rescued and two were missing, according to a spokeswoman for the Merchant Marine Ministry who said a Turkish cargo ship spotted two of the survivors in the early hours of Tuesday morning and informed the Greek authorities. “The migrants told the Turkish crew their boat had capsized and the Turks alerted us.”

The nationalities of the migrants were not immediately known…

 

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