Jun
03

Hundreds missing as migrant boat capsizes off Greek island of Crete

Thanasis Gavos   Fri, 3 Jun 2016; 15:11

At least four people have died and a desperate effort was underway Friday to find hundreds more believed missing after a migrant boat capsized off the Greek island of Crete, the coastguard said.

Coastguard spokesman Nikos Lagadianos said at least 340 people had been rescued, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the vessel “is believed to have left Africa with at least 700 migrants on board”.

It was the second migrant vessel found in that area of the southern Aegean Sea since last week, indicating that people smugglers may be forging a new route to avoid NATO ships.

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