17 refugees drown near Greece

  • At least 17 refugees and migrants, including nine children, drowned off the Greek islands in two separate incidents. Fourteen people died, 138 were rescued, while many went missing when a boat carrying refugees from Turkey capsized near the Greek island of Kalymnos on Thursday, media reports cited the Greek Coast Guard as saying. In another boat mishap on Friday near Rhodes island, Greek authorities recovered three bodies, rescued six people, while three others went missing. (Source: IANS)