Teen killed in yacht

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The body of a 15-year-old refugee was found on a large yacht fol­low­ing an al­ter­ca­tion be­tween coast guard of­fi­cers and three pas­sen­gers – sus­pected mi­grant traf­fick­ers – off the coast of the south­ern Aegean is­land of Symi on Satur­day, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency re­ported. Re­ports were con­flict­ing about the se­quence of events that led to the boy’s death. Some sources sug­gested he was shot in an ex­change of gun­fire be­tween the smug­glers and their coast guard pur­suers, with other say­ing the 15-year-old prob­a­bly died of as­phyx­i­a­tion in the yacht’s hold. The lat­ter of these re­ports said that the smug­glers rammed the coast guard pa­trol with the yacht, in­jur­ing one of­fi­cer. One of the al­leged smug­glers was also re­ported to have been in­jured in the leg.

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