28 drown off Greece as Hungary absorbs record migrant flow

September 13, 2015 3:01 PM

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ATHENS, Greece — At least 28 people seeking a better life in Europe drowned Sunday as they attempted a wind-swept sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, while a record number of asylum seekers reached Hungary’s border with Serbia just two days before the government vows to make its southern frontier more difficult to cross.

Greece’s coast guard said the 28, including four infants and 10 older children, died when their wooden boat containing more than 125 people capsized near Farmakonissi. The island lies midway between Samos and Kos, two of the favored targets for smugglers sending thousands of migrants and refugees da...

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