Author: theguardian.com | 11 January 2020
Twenty-one others rescued hours before second boat sank near Turkey, killing 11.
Twelve migrants have been found dead in the Ionian Sea and 21 others have been rescued after their boat took in water and sank.
The deaths and sea rescues happened south-west of the Greek island of Paxos, a coastguard spokesperson said on Saturday. “The initial report is that 50 people were in the boat,” he said.
The coastguard said someone from the boat had called the 112 emergency number at 9.15am on Saturday. At least four merchant ships, six coastguard ships and a helicopter are searching for survivors amid calm seas.