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At least 22 migrants dead at sea

May 5, 2014 7:51 pm

At least 22 migrants have drowned in the Aegean Sea after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greece, capsized. Another seven are missing.

Some 65 people were attempting to make the crossing from neighbouring Turkey when their vessels went down near the Greek island of Samos. So far 36 survivors have been picked up.

Three boys and a girl were among those who perished in addition to 12 women and six men.

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The two vessels foundered about four nautical miles off the Greek island of Samos, close to the Turkish coast yesterday.

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