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Greece: 13 dead, others missing in new migrant boat accident


Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 13 people have died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea. That brought to at least 27 the combined death toll from three separate accidents in as many days involving migrant boats in Greek waters. The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favor a perilous route from Turkey to Italy, which avoids Greece’s heavily patrolled eastern Aegean islands that for years were at the forefront of the country’s migration crisis. The coast guard said 62 people were rescued in Friday night’s deadly incident after a sailboat capsized some 8 kilometers (5 miles) off the island of Paros. A search continued through the night for more survivors.

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