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Thirty-six migrants rescued from boat off Lesvos

TAGS: Migration

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 36 migrants from a dinghy off the northwest coast of the island of Lesvos on Sunday.

The migrants - 16 men, 10 women (among them 2 pregnant) and 10 minors - from Iran and Afghanistan were transported to the port of Petra for a medical check, before being taken to the Megala Therma camp, northern Lesvos, where they will be quarantined.

Accordimng to the coast guard, this is the third migrant-carrying vessel that reached at Lesvos in June.

A total of 108 migrants passed through the island this month, while the other islands of the northern Aegean have seen zero migration flows since March.

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