Migrant boat sinks; 11 dead, 10 people rescued

28 January 2016
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The latest on the continuing influx of asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe.

Greece’s coast guard says it is unclear how many people are missing from the latest sinking of a migrant boat off an eastern Greek island which has claimed at least 11 lives.

Ten people have been rescued from Thursday’s sinking north of the island of Samos. The coast guard said the survivors were in shock and their accounts of how many people were on board were confused and vague.

Five of the survivors were found clinging to a piece of wood; authorities believe that the vessel that sank was made of wood.

The bodies of four boys, three girls, three men and one woman were recovered from the sea. A search and rescue operation was ongoing in the area by the Greek coast guard and vessels from the European border patrol agency Frontex.

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