42 migrants drown as boats capsize off Greek islands
At least 42 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast today. Coastguard official said, dozens were on board a wooden sailboat which went down off Kalolimnos, a small island in the Aegean Sea close to Turkey’s coast. The coastguard rescued 26 people and recovered the bodies of 34 migrants in one of the worst incidents in months.
In another incident, six children and two women were drowned when their wooden boat crashed on rocks shortly after midnight in Farmakonisi, another small island close to the Turkish coast.