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Monday, May 05, 2014

[Greece]: The Guardian - Two migrants dead and 30 missing after boats capsize off Greece

More than 60 migrants of unknown nationality had attempted to cross the sea from neighbouring Turkey when their two dinghies capsized near the Greek island of Samos, the coastguard said. 

It has so far picked up 36 survivors and two dead, and the operation is ongoing. "Two drowned bodies were found and 36 migrants have been rescued ... About 30 are missing," an official told Reuters.

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