5-year-old girl dies in new boat sinking

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ATHENS: A five-year-old Syrian girl was found dead on Saturday and several other refugees were believed to be missing when their boat sank in an attempted crossing from Turkey to Greece, the state ANA agency reported. The Greek coastguard said it had rescued 11 people and was looking for other survivors. “We were told there were 26 people in the boat in total,” a coastguard spokeswoman said. The survivors include another child and a man who was flown to hospital with hypothermia, she added. The accident occurred east of the island of Lesbos, one of the Greek islands that have seen a heavy influx of refugees from war-torn Syria this year.

AFP

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