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Greece: Boat sinks in Aegean Sea killing 15 migrants

20 migrants were aboard wooden boat

17.03.2018
Greece: Boat sinks in Aegean Sea killing 15 migrants

By Tony Rigopoulos

ATHENS

At least 15 migrants drowned on Saturday in the Aegean Sea, off the Greek Agathonisi Island's coast, local media and officials said.

Twenty migrants were aboard a wooden boat which sank, Athens Macedonian News Agency reported.

The fatalities include five children and 10 adults, a spokesman for the Greek Coast Guard told Anadolu Agency.

Two women and a man managed to swim to the shore of the island unharmed.

A rescue operation in the area is underway, according to local media reports.



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