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At least 14 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

18 Mar 2018 Yash News

Yash News Agency: Fourteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they were traveling on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

Greek authorities said they believed there were 22 people on the boat. Greek coast guard vessels assisted by two helicopters were searching for more survivors, according to Reuters.

Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants flowed into Greece and further west in 2015 from Turkey, making the short but precarious crossing. Hundreds died trying to make it across.

The majority of citizens of the war-torn countries have been forced to leave their countries because of war or poverty.

The Greek state has long borders with Turkey and immigrants arrive in Greece through Turkish soil.

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