2 minors dead, four people missing after refugee boat capsizes in Aegean

2 minors dead, four people missing after refugee boat capsizes in Aegean
# 27 September 2019 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

An infant and a four-year-old child lost their lives, and four persons were missing on Friday after a boat carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece capsized off the coast of Oinousses island in the Aegean Sea, APA reports citing Xinhua.

Another 12 persons have been rescued, among them four minors, while an operation to locate the missing persons was still underway, according to the report.

Hundreds have perished in the Aegean since 2015 when hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants started risking their lives to cross into Europe to escape war zones and extreme poverty.

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