Immigrants trying to enter Greece capsized in the sea, some of them died

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As the Greek officials said, at least 18 are dead, including three children. Several more were missing. It was not immediately clear why the boats overturned. This was the third fatal accident in the country this year, in similar conditions. 32 men, three women and a child were rescued by the Greek coast guard. Some people were airlifted to a hospital on the mainland. The nationalities of the immigrants were not known immediately. Certainly there are missing people but their exact number can’t be estimated. The only information from the survivors indicated a number of around 60 to 65 of persons being inside the 10-meter (30-foot) yacht and the two-meter (six-foot) dinghy. Fishing boats , two search and rescue helicopters and even a nearby cruise ship were combing the area for survivors or bodies.

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