11 Migrants Perish as Boat Sinks Off the Greek Coast

“Plastic Boat Sinks Off Greeks, Killing 11 Migrants,” by Niki Kitsantonis for the New York Times:

A week of drownings in the Aegean Sea was capped on Sunday by more tragedy when a plastic boat carrying migrants from Turkey capsized and sank off the Greek island of Samos in high winds, killing 11 people including six children, according to Greek officials.

Another two bodies were pulled out of the sea off the small island of Farmakonisi, south of Samos, a few hours later, and seven migrants were found dead off the island of Lesbos, according to a Greek Shipping Ministry official. The seven bodies could be from a large wreck on Wednesday in which more than 20 people died, according to the official who spoke on the customary condition of anonymity.

“We had several rescue operations today, in several parts of the Aegean,” the official said…

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