The third in a week Greece announces the crash of a new migrant boat, killing two and saving 57

The third in a week Greece announces the crash of a new migrant boat, killing two and saving 57  The Greek coast guard announced that at least two people were killed and 57 others rescued when a boat they were traveling in capsized off the island of Paros in the middle of the Aegean Sea on Friday.  At least two people died and 57 others were rescued, the Greek coast guard said, when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Paros in the middle of the Aegean Sea on Friday.  Authorities rushed to conduct a search and rescue operation northwest of Paros island after what is believed to be the third shipwreck carrying migrants in Greek waters this week.  The coast guard said it had "sent planes and ships to the area."  The Athens News Agency, a semi-official Greek agency, said that "80 people were believed to be on board the boat, which it described as a dhow. It added that the circumstances of the capsizing were not yet known."  Earlier, Greek authorities said they had recovered 11 bodies from the site of another dhow that sank while carrying migrants off an uninhabited island in southern Greece on Thursday. Greek authorities rescued another 90 people.  Greece is one of the main routes to the European Union for refugees and migrants seeking to escape war and hardship in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, most of whom sail on rubber boats to islands near the Turkish coast.  Overnight, between Tuesday and Wednesday, a boat believed to be carrying up to 50 migrants sank off the island of Folegandros and dozens are feared dead.

The third in a week Greece announces the crash of a new migrant boat, killing two and saving 57


The Greek coast guard announced that at least two people were killed and 57 others rescued when a boat they were traveling in capsized off the island of Paros in the middle of the Aegean Sea on Friday.

At least two people died and 57 others were rescued, the Greek coast guard said, when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Paros in the middle of the Aegean Sea on Friday.

Authorities rushed to conduct a search and rescue operation northwest of Paros island after what is believed to be the third shipwreck carrying migrants in Greek waters this week.

The coast guard said it had "sent planes and ships to the area."

The Athens News Agency, a semi-official Greek agency, said that "80 people were believed to be on board the boat, which it described as a dhow. It added that the circumstances of the capsizing were not yet known."

Earlier, Greek authorities said they had recovered 11 bodies from the site of another dhow that sank while carrying migrants off an uninhabited island in southern Greece on Thursday. Greek authorities rescued another 90 people.

Greece is one of the main routes to the European Union for refugees and migrants seeking to escape war and hardship in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, most of whom sail on rubber boats to islands near the Turkish coast.

Overnight, between Tuesday and Wednesday, a boat believed to be carrying up to 50 migrants sank off the island of Folegandros and dozens are feared dead.
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