Migrant boat capsizes in near Crete; Greek coast guard rescues hundreds

June 3, 2016 9:32 AM

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Migrant boat capsizes in near Crete; Greek coast guard rescues hundreds

PARIS — After more than 1,000 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean this week while seeking passage to Europe, another boat packed with a “significant number” capsized Friday south of Crete, the Greek coast guard announced.

Greek authorities immediately launched a recovery operation and have rescued at least 340 migrants so far, retrieving four bodies. It remains unclear how many more remain in the water.

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