Ten mi­grants dead in boat sink­ings off Greece

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

Ten peo­ple, in­clud­ing chil­dren, have died af­ter four boats sank off Greece in the east­ern Aegean Sea on Wed­nes­day.

Hours ear­lier the Greek coast­guard had res­cued 242 peo­ple from a sink­ing boat in the area.

Thou­sands have been ar­riv­ing on the is­land of Les­bos ev­ery day af­ter mak­ing the dan­ger­ous jour­ney from Turkey.

Mean­while, many are still us­ing the per­ilous route from the Libyan coast - Ital­ian author­i­ties say 1,042 peo­ple were res­cued in the area on Wed­nes­day.

Seven sep­a­rate res­cue op­er­a­tions were car­ried out on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Ital­ian

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