At least 12 dead as migrant boat sinks off Farmakonissi


Greek authorities say at least 12 people – including six children – have died and 12 are missing after a wooden boat carrying about 50 migrants sank near the islet of Farmakonissi, in the eastern Aegean Sea, early Wednesday.

The coast guard said 26 people have been rescued so far.

Several coast guard vessels, a Greek navy ship and a Super Puma helicopter are taking part in the rescue operation.