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Greeks recover migrant’s body, 3 still missing

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Greek authorities say they have recovered the body of a woman and are still searching for three other missing migrants after their small boat sank in the eastern Aegean Sea.

The boat was carrying a total of seven migrants, and the coast guard says three survivors were pulled from the sea after Thursday’s capsizing off the island of Farmakonissi. The nationalities of the migrants were not immediately known.

Greece is at the forefront of Europes immigration crisis, with more than 700,000 people having crossed over so far this year from nearby Turkey, in rickety boats provided by smuggling gangs charging high fees. Hundreds have drowned in the effort.

On Tuesday, a 3-year-old boy died when a boat carrying 25 migrants ran aground off the eastern Greek islet of Ro. The remaining 24 people were unhurt. [AP]