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9 Egyptians appear in Greek court over deadly migrant shipwreck

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By COSTAS KANTOURIS and ELENA BECATOROS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nine Egyptian men accused of being members of a migrant smuggling ring are appearing in court in southern Greece for questioning over their alleged role in one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea. The nine in court on Tuesday face charges that include participation in a criminal organization, manslaughter and causing a shipwreck. More than 500 people are believed to be missing from last week’s sinking of the dilapidated fishing trawler, which according to some estimates was carrying up to 750 people from Libya to Italy. So far, 81 bodies have been recovered and 104 men have been  rescued.

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