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Baby found dead on Greece migrant boat

A young Afghan man carries a baby after their arrival from Turkey to the shores of the Greek island of Chios, on an dinghy overcrowded by refugees and migrants on Friday.

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Greek authorities say a baby has been found dead after a boat full of migrants reached the small eastern Aegean Sea island of Farmakonissi, while 63 people were picked up alive.

The incident raises to four the number of deaths that Greek authorities recorded Friday, as migrants continue to make the short but dangerous sea crossing from nearby Turkey to Greeces Aegean islands despite the winter weather.

Earlier, three children drowned and 20 people were rescued when another boat carrying migrants foundered off the islet of Agathonissi.

Greece is the European Union’s busiest entry point for asylum-seekers. About 850,000 people entered the country last year, nearly all by sea, many fleeing the war in Syria. [AP]

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