Dozens drown as two migrant smuggling boats sink near Greek islands

January 23, 2016 12:33 PM

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Within hours of each other, the two wooden smuggling boats sank in the Aegean Sea near different Greek islands, killing more than 40 people, many of them children.

Rescue efforts managed to save more than 70 people, but the search for survivors ran into the night Friday amid fears that an unknown number of others remained lost.

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