Child dies as migrant boat sinks off Greece

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ATHENS – A nine-year-old woman died on Thursday and 25 different individuals had been rescued after a ship carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Greece, the Greek coastguard mentioned.

A search was underneath option to find extra migrants who might have been on the small inflatable boat, which had left from Turkey and sank off the Greek island of Kastelorizo within the southeastern Aegean Sea. The woman was pulled from the ocean by a patrol boat of the EU’s border pressure company Frontex however died in hospital in Kastelorizo, the coastguard.

Twenty of the 25 individuals rescued had been picked up on the rocky coast of the island, which they’d managed to swim to.

No particulars had been launched on the nationalities of these on board. In 2015, round 1,000,000 individuals undertook dangerous sea journeys to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, principally to Greece from Turkey over the Aegean Sea. Hundreds died within the perilous crossing. Responding to worldwide strain, Turkey tightened its sea borders and cracked down on migrant smuggling rings as a part of a 2016 take care of the EU.

The numbers of migrants crossing the Aegean has since dwindled.

 

 

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