Greece: at least two dead as migrant boat sinks off Samos

05 May, 10:01

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, MAY 5 - At least two people have drowned and another 30 are missing after two boats crammed with immigrants trying to illegally enter the country sank in the eastern Aegean Sea, as daily Kathimerini online reports quoting Greek authorities. A coast guard said in a statement the vessels foundered off the island of Samos near the Turkish coast before dawn Monday. It said 36 people were rescued from the sea. A cruise ship, coast guard vessels, fishing boats and two search and rescue helicopters are combing the area for more survivors.

    The nationalities of the migrants are unknown.(ANSAmed).

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