Migrant crisis: Children among seven killed as boat sinks in Greece

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Migrant crisis: Children among seven killed as boat sinks in Greece

Author: BBC News | 11 June 2019

The Greek coast guard arrives at the port of Mytilene after patrolling on the Mediterranean sea between the Greek island of Lesbos and Turkey, 19 March 2019

At least seven people have been killed and 57 others rescued after a boat carrying migrants overturned near the Greek island of Lesbos, officials say.

The bodies of two children, four women and a man were recovered on Tuesday morning off the port of Mytilene.

While no official information has been provided on their nationalities, local media say they are of African descent.

Rescue teams are searching the area for more victims of the sunken boat, which was travelling to Lesbos from Turkey. Read more>>>