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Child drowns as refugee boat tries to reach Greek shores

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A 4-year-old child was reported drowned in the early hours of Tuesday as she and 28 fellow passengers tried to swim to the shore of Rho, a small islet off the coast of Kastellorizo in the southeastern Aegean.

The coast guard says it was able to rescue the other 28 passengers on board the craft that had set sail from Turkey as they tried to reach Europe, but the young girl drowned in the final scramble.

Greek coast guard officers have rescued over 200 refugees and migrants from Greece’s seas since Monday.