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Three children drown off the coast of Agathonisi

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Three children drowned off the coast of the southeast Aegean island of Agathonisi early on Friday, as the boat they were traveling in from Turkey to Greece capsized.

A rescue boat belonging to a nongovernmental organization managed to save the other 20 passengers who were on board a boat.

The rescue team was alerted by a military base on the small island, after the boat was seen capsizing and sinking by an officer.

The rescued passengers, whose nationality was not immediately known, were to be transferred to the nearby island of Samos so they could receive medical attention.