Thursday, December 7

More Than 20 Dead As Migrant Boats Capsize



Turkish coast guard officers The Greek coast guard says at least 21 people have died after boats smuggling migrants capsized in two separate incidents.

A search and rescue operation is under way after two wooden boats sank. The first, carrying 48 people, sank in the early hours of Friday off the island of Farmakonissi. 40 made it to shore, one girl was rescued, and seven bodies were recovered from the sea.

In a separate incident a boat carrying an unknown number of people sank off the island of Kalolimnos. Some 26 people were rescued, and 14 bodies were recovered.