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Iranian migrant drowns off island of Lesvos

TAGS: Migration

A 27-year-old Iranian migrant drowned on Sunday off the northern coast of Lesvos as he was swimming with a group of compatriots, Coast Guard officers said.

According to the accounts of witnesses, the Iranian man appeared to lose consciousness while swimming at a depth of just one meter.

He was transferred to the nearest hospital where medics confirmed his death on arrival.
 

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