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Bodies of two migrants wash up on Greek islands

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The bodies of two migrants were found on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios on Monday, after accidents aboard two boats bound for Europe, according to Greek police.

A 21-year-old woman drowned after falling off a boat near the island of Chios, according to accounts from 35 survivors who were traveling in the same vessel.

And the body of a 20-year-old man was discovered on the nearby island of Lesvos, where thousands of migrants have landed in the last few weeks.

The young man was part of a group of 42 people, the rest of whom made it safely to Mytilene, the island's capital.

The circumstances of the two deaths were not known, but the rickety boats laden with migrants had set out from the nearby shores of Turkey.

[AFP]