Print Edition - 2017-04-25  |  World News Digest

Six migrants dead off Greece

- Agencies, ATHENS

Apr 25, 2017-

Greece’s coastguard said on Monday at least six people have died including a young boy in a suspected migrant boat sinking off the island of Lesbos. “A Greek navy vessel found five bodies off the island of Lesbos,” a coastguard spokeswoman told AFP. “One more body was found later. So far the bodies of a man, four women and a boy have been recovered,” she added. A pregnant woman was also found in the same area and was taken to hospital, the coastguard said. No information was immediately available on the nature or size of the vessel that the suspected migrants were boarding. Greek authorities had received no distress call prior to finding 

the bodies.

Published: 25-04-2017 09:40

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