Greece scours shipwreck site; hundreds feared drowned in boat's hold

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2023
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Rescuers scoured the seas off Greece on Thursday following a shipwreck that killed at least 79 migrants, as hopes of survivors dwindled and fears grew that hundreds more, including children, may have drowned trapped inside the crowded vessel's hold.

Reports suggested between 400 and 750 people had packed the fishing boat that capsized and sank early on Wednesday morning in deep waters about 50 miles (80 km) from the southern coastal town of Pylos. Greek authorities said 104 survivors had been brought ashore.

As it began to flounder late on...

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