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Death toll from Antikythera shipwreck climbs to 11

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Search teams have recovered four more bodies from the sea off the coast of Antikythera, southeast of the Peloponnese, taking the toll from a migrant boat wreck to 11, the coast guard said on Friday afternoon.

Around 100 passengers appear to have been crammed onto a sailboat that struck rocks off the Aegean island, with 90 of them being rescued on Friday morning after swimming to safety and spending the night in a cave on a small islet. 

In the meantime, a search operation was also under way for at least 30 passengers missing off the coast of Folegandros since the boat they were sailing in from Turkey went down on Wednesday.