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At least 4 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least 4 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island
16 migrants rescued so far after boat crashed into rocks near Lesbos, says local media

By Ahmet Gencturk

ANKARA (AA) – Four deaths have been confirmed so far after a boat carrying at least 41 migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos (Midilli), local media reported on Tuesday.

The boat sank after crashing into rocks off the island’s coast, according to Greek public broadcaster ERT.

At least 16 migrants have been rescued alive so far, while four bodies were also recovered, the report said.

A helicopter, two patrol boats, and a larger vessel are involved in the ongoing rescue operation, it added.

source: News Feed
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