Twelve die as boat with migrants sinks southwest of Paxi island: About 17-20 are missing

File Photo: Σκάφος του λιμενικού μεταφέρει μετανάστες ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, ΚΑΤΙΑ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΔΟΥΛΟΥ

A boat carrying migrants sank 13 nautical miles southwest of Paxi island as it was taking on water with twelve people dead.

Coast Guard vessels have so far rescued twenty-one people.

The number of people on board remains unknown.

Six Coast Guard vessels, one Navy helicopter and two air force helicopters are assisting the rescue operation.

Source: ANA-MPA

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