Migrants En Route to Greece Drowned

“Greece-bound migrants drown in Aegean sea,” from AFP (reposted by Al Jazeera):

At least 22 migrants including four children have drowned in the Aegean Sea after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized, coastguard officials said.

Eighteen people were found dead on board the 10-metre yacht after it was towed to shore, the coastguard said on Monday, adding that another four bodies were recovered at sea.

Some 65 migrants were attempting to make the crossing from neighbouring Turkey when their vessels went down near the Greek island of Samos.

The authorities have so far picked up 36 survivors, including three women and a boy, who was flown to an Athens hospital suffering from hypothermia…

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