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At least 18 die after immigrant boat sinks off Lesvos

Greek coast guards have retrieved the bodies of at least 18 people off the coast of Lesvos island in the eastern Aegean sea, following the sinking of a vessel carrying illegal migrants.

A survivor reportedly told coast guards that more than 20 people were on the boat, including two smugglers of Turkish origin.

The search for more survivors continues.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday December 15, 2012 (13:56)  
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