One child dead, six refugees missing as boat capsizes near Samos island


One child has died and six people are still missing after a boat carrying 24 refugees from Turkey to Greece capsized near the island of Samos early on Sunday.

The Hellenic Coast Guard recovered the child’s body in the Aegean Sea and rescued eleven people who were stranded in the water, including a pregnant woman.

Later in the day, six more people were located and rescued.

As the boat originally carried 24 people, there is a total of six people still missing after the tragic event.

According to unconfirmed reports by Norwegian NGO, Aegean Boat Report, among the missing were two pregnant women and two children.




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