Eleven refugees drown off Farmakonissi; 26 rescued

9 December 2015
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The bodies of 11 people, including 5 children, have been recovered from the sea near the eastern Aegean island of Farmakonissi after a wooden vessel carrying refugees capsized early on Wednesday.

Authorities said they believe there were at least 50 people on board the vessel. The Coast Guard has saved 26 people, while the search for more refugees continued.

The children have been transferred to the hospital of Samos as they had symptoms of hypothermia.

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