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Boat carrying 70 runs aground off Rhodes

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Greece's coast guard says a wooden boat carrying about 70 migrants has run aground on the eastern coast of the Greek island of Rhodes and a coast guard vessel is helping the passengers reach the shore.

There were no reports of injuries in Monday's incident.

The coast guard also said Monday it had rescued 994 people in 42 search-and rescue-operations from Friday morning to Monday morning, excluding the Rhodes incident. That doesn't include the hundreds who make it to the islands themselves on flimsy dinghies.

[AP]