TWO DEAD, DOZENS MISSING IN GREECE MIGRANT SINKINGS

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ATHENS: Two migrant women have drowned and dozens remain missing after two dinghies carrying them towards Greek shores capsized in the Aegean, coastguard officials said on Monday. Some 65 migrants of unknown origin were attempting to make the crossing from neighboring Turkey when their boats went down near the Greek island of Samos. The authorities have so far picked up 36 survivors, including three women and a child, and the operation is ongoing, a coastguard spokeswoman said. The child was flown to an Athens hospital suffering from hypothermia. The search is kept up by two helicopters and several vessels including two coastguard patrol boats, one from European Union border agency Frontex and three fishing boats.

AFP

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