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Two dead after migrant boat sinks off Greek island

According to those rescued, 36 people were on board boat

By AFP
January 11, 2024
Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit in a makeshift boat off the coast of Tunisias city of Sfax. — AFP/File
Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit in a makeshift boat off the coast of Tunisia's city of Sfax. — AFP/File

ATHENS: At least two people died when a boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday off the Greek island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, port police said, while 32 people were rescued.

According to those rescued, 36 people were on board the boat. Authorities initially said 18 migrants managed to get off the dinghy, but another 16 were missing.