Twenty-six migrants missing in sea off Greece

 

Local resident Dimitris Karapanagiotis, centre,  rescues an Afghan migrant whose boat stalled at sea while crossing with others from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 19, 2015.
Local resident Dimitris Karapanagiotis, centre, rescues an Afghan migrant whose boat stalled at sea while crossing with others from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, on Sept. 19, 2015.

Athens - Twenty others were pulled from the water, and a search and rescue operation was under way for those presumed missing.

By Reuters


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Published: Sun 20 Sep 2015, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Sun 20 Sep 2015, 3:31 PM

Twenty-six migrants were thought to be missing after a dinghy carrying them sank off the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday, the coastguard said.
The nationalities of the individuals were not immediately available. Twenty others were pulled from the water, and a search and rescue operation was under way for those presumed missing, a coastguard spokeswoman said.
"They (the migrants) told rescuers there were 46 people in the inflatable dinghy in total," she said.
 



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