Two Dead, Many Missing As Refugee Vessel Sinks Off Greek Island


ATHENS – Two bodies have been retrieved, as a rescue operation was underway Friday night, near the Aegean Sea island of Paros, after the sinking of a vessel carrying refugees and migrants, according to Greek media reports.

So far, 57 passengers have been rescued, with survivors stating that, about 80 people were on board the vessel.

This is the third deadly incident of its kind in Greek waters this week.

Greece has been at the forefront of the refugee and migrant influx, since 2015, and hundreds, if not thousands, have perished in the Aegean Sea, in the past six years.


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