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Seven die after migrant boat capsizes off Greece

Seven die after migrant boat capsizes off Greece
Drowned include a baby and a four-year old child, as dinghy carrying 18 migrants capsizes in Aegean Sea

By Magda Panoutsopoulou

ATHENS (AA) – Seven people including a baby and a four-year-old child drowned on Friday, when a dinghy carrying 18 migrants capsized, in the eastern Aegean Sea, near the Island of Oinousses.

Four other people are missing in the incident.

So far 12 people have been rescued. They included four children, five men and three women.

A large search and rescue operation has been launched, while more vessels were heading to the same area to assist in the efforts, the Greece-based state news agency ANA-MPA reported.

Authorities have not provided details of the nationalities of the victims.

Several coast guard vessels and an aircraft operated by the European border agency Frontex and a Hellenic Air Force helicopter were also present in the area, searching for missing people.

source: News Feed
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