Greece: 3 dead, several missing as boat with migrants sinks

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Authorities in Greece and Turkey say at least three people have died and several more are believed to be missing after a boat carrying migrants from Turkey sank off the Greek island of Kalymnos, reports.

The Greek coast guard said 15 people were rescued and one body was recovered after the wooden boat sank in mild weather conditions before dawn Friday. Two other bodies believed to be from the same vessel were found by the Turkish coast guard.

A search for the missing migrants continued in Greek waters.

Greece has seen a spike in arrivals of migrants and refugees in recent months — rising to an average rate of 200 per day, according to the government.

In two other incidents early Friday, 127 people were rescued from boats in distress near the Greek island of Chios.


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