Two bod­ies found on Preveza beach linked to smug­glers’ boat

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Authorities in the north­west­ern port of Preveza yes­ter­day re­cov­ered the bod­ies of a 48-year-old Ira­nian mi­grant and an 8-year-old Afghan boy who had been pas­sen­gers in a smuggling boat found washed up on a lo­cal beach. An­other 22 would-be mi­grants – most be­lieved to be of Afghan and Pak­istani ori­gin – were hos­pi­tal­ized for health checks. Authorities were seek­ing the Afghan boy’s twin brother and de­tained the mi­grants’ sus­pected smug­gler, a 52-year-old Greek. It is thought that the 8-me­ter speed­boat had set off from the Io­nian is­land of Le­fkada and had been head­ing for Italy.

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