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Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 17:10
Greece: 14 dead from suspected migrant boat sinking
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A boat that sank off a Greek island while smuggling migrants or refugees left at least 14 people dead on Saturday (Mar.17), while a search and rescue operation was ongoing to locate more people believed missing.

The wooden boat was believed to have been carrying around 21 people when it sank for reasons that were not immediately clear off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Agathonisi, the coast guard said. Three people — two women and one man — managed to swim to the coast and alert authorities.

A massive search and rescue operation involving aircraft, the Greek navy and coast guard and a vessel from the European border agency Frontex was underway in the area.

The six bodies initially recovered included four children, one man and a woman, while the bodies of a further eight people were recovered southeast of Agathonisi later Saturday morning. The coast guard did not immediately have a breakdown on how many were adults or children.

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