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Friday, November 15, 2013

Immigrant Boat Capsizes Off Greece, 12 Dead

ATHENS (AP) ? Twelve migrants were found dead on Nov. 15 and a further 15 were rescued after a boat capsized in western Greece, authorities said. The Merchant Marine Ministry said the victims included four children. The accident occurred early in the morning, off the coast of Lefkada, an island in the Ionian Sea. The migrants were presumed to have been headed to nearby Italy from the western Greek mainland. Ministry officials said the migrants were aboard a plastic boat that was 7-8 meters (23-26 feet) in length. The survivors were being taken to hospitals for observation. Lefkada mayor Costas Aravanis said coast guard boats and divers had searched the search in the Palairos area, between Lefkada and the mainland, before the effort was eventually called off about four hours after the sinking was first reported.