Migrant Boat Tragedies Off Greek Coast: 17 Kids Among 42 Drowned

January 22, 2016 2:49 PM

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Migrant Boat Tragedies Off Greek Coast: 17 Kids Among 42 Drowned

At least 42 refugees and migrants — including 17 children — drowned off the coast of Greece early Friday in two separate tragedies that officials blamed on human traffickers using unsafe boats.

More than three dozen others survived after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in crowded boats, coast guard officials told NBC News.

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