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Four more bodies found in Aegean after boat sinks

TAGS: Migration

Greek authorities have located four more bodies off the eastern Aegean Sea islet of Farmakonissi, a day after a boat carrying migrants sank there, drowning 12 people and leaving 12 more missing.

The coast guard says the bodies of two men, a woman and a baby were located Thursday in the sea off Farmakonissi. It was not yet clear whether they were among those missing from Wednesday's accident, in which a wooden boat carrying about 50 people sank.

A further 26 people who had been on the boat were rescued.

More than 230 people have drowned in Greek waters so far this year, as about 770,000 refugees and migrants from the Middle East and Africa crossed to the Aegean islands in flimsy boats provided by smuggling rings.

[AP]

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