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Immigrant boat sinks in Greece, at least 6 drown

Immigrant boat sinks in Greece, at least 6 drown

Greek authorities say a small boat carrying illegal immigrants has hit rocks and sunk off the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos and at least six people have drowned.
A coast guard statement says rescuers have located 10 survivors and are seeking two further people reported missing.
The accident occurred around 8 a.m. (0600 GMT; 2 a.m. EDT) Tuesday, when the small vessel smashed into rocks in the Korakas area on Lesvos' northeastern coast in heavy seas, the coast guard said.
Lesvos is one of the main points of arrival for the thousands of illegal immigrants who enter Greece every year.


Updated : 2021-02-26 23:36 GMT+08:00